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September 20th, 2004

Commute Time

The average one-way commute time in America is 24.4 minutes. What’s yours?

I’m sitting around 30 minutes, give or take – but the ride home definitely takes longer than the ride to work.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Chris
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 10:15:05 am
I'm supossed to be working from home - commute time zero. However, two weeks ago, they decided that I need to come in every day - 70 miles each way thru DC traffic. 80 minutes in the morning, 80-240 minutes geting home.
Needless to say, I'm looking for a new job, again.

FROM: Bill
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 10:45:49 am
Used to be about a half hour in suburban traffic, now my house is about 5 miles from work. Takes about 10 mins. Noticably increases when school starts.

DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 1:21:46 pm
I am about 3 miles from work, which one would think should take about 5 minutes to get to. Except I live on the opposite side of the track from work, so I usually hit 2 commuter trains in the morning and if I leave work between 320 and 330 I will undoubtedly hit a freight train. So going home can take up to 30 minutes to get 3 miles.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 1:31:28 pm
On weekday night at 2am, door-to-do is about 12 minutes. My "summer commute" during normal working hours is about 20 minutes. My "school year" commute, at least this year, is closer to 30 minutes.

FROM: dave
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 1:57:03 pm
20 minutes...but I walk to work. The tradeoff is that I have to get up at 3am.

FROM: aharris
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 3:28:27 pm
My commute is about 5 minutes. I work in Multimedia and I happen to live in what is known as the "Multimedia Gulch". So even if I change commute will probably stay the same.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 4:50:36 pm
I live about five miles from work, and depending upon the timing of the traffic lights, the commute can take anywhere from five minutes to twenty-five. If you hit them right, it's smooth sailing. Catch an early red, and they will all (about seven, with two at least five minutes long) turn red on you just at you approach. It sucks.

FROM: Greg C
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 5:16:09 pm
I live 40 miles from work and depending on the day it can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour each way. We're moving our facility in three weeks, which will extend my commute to an hour and a half both ways.


FROM: jk
DATE: Monday September 20, 2004 -- 6:52:34 pm
Chris, Greg--I guess I should not complain that I am considering changing jobs and that my commute would be 40 minutes each way instead of 10-12 minutes! wow.

FROM: Tony [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday September 22, 2004 -- 9:32:21 am
From school to home 12min. to go 4 miles, ahh...Sarasota traffic, i used to live in Venice which was a 45 min drive for 19 miles.

FROM: Barbara
DATE: Thursday September 23, 2004 -- 8:33:56 am
I'm about 30 miles from work, so my morning commute is about 40 minutes and my evening drive is about 50 minutes to an hour and a half.

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