Some days, the worst part of work is just getting there. Depending on where you live and work, commuting to the office can mean anything from sitting in stop-and-go traffic to standing on a packed train struggling to hold your bags and coffee. Almost universally, shorter is better when it comes to commuting.
Workers in the Big Apple have it the worst. New York City commuters spend almost 40 minutes getting to work, according to a new report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, an organization that studies transportation safety and sustainability. In total, they spend almost an hour and a half getting to and from the office every day.
Why? New York City is the most densely populated major city in America and its residents rely heavily on public transit. Going from one end of the city to the other by train, bus or foot takes time. And that’s when everything is running smoothly, which — take it from this reporter — is less often the case than not.
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