View Poll Results: How far would you commute (each way)?

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  • Not more than 5 miles each way

    1 7.14%
  • Not more than 10 miles

    6 42.86%
  • Not more than 30 miles

    2 14.29%
  • Not more than 50 miles

    0 0%
  • Not more than 10 minutes each way

    2 14.29%
  • Not more than 30 minutes

    1 7.14%
  • Not more than an hour

    2 14.29%
  • Don't care, assuming the job/pay is worth it

    1 7.14%
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Thread: 600K Americans spend 3 hrs/day commuting. How far/how much time would you?

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    Re: 600K Americans spend 3 hrs/day commuting. How far/how much time would you?

    Some folks don't like the actual living conditions where they find their work. Back when I was young and dumb and gas was 25 cents a gallon I commuted an hour either way. This allowed me to work at the hospital in downtown Roseville, while living in the foothills where my nearest neighbor was two miles away. Now, my commute is from my bed to my computer.

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    Re: 600K Americans spend 3 hrs/day commuting. How far/how much time would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Over a half a million Americans travel more than 50 miles and 90 minutes each way to work -- dubbed 'megacommutes' by the Census Bureau.
    Once per month I do a 55mile commute in 40min. What's their problem?

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    Re: 600K Americans spend 3 hrs/day commuting. How far/how much time would you?

    I travel 278 miles round trip in a van pool 4 days a week. We leave at 5AM and get home at 7:30 pm. During the summer I frequently ride the motorcycle instead...I can leave a half hour later and get home a half hour earlier. Since we leave so early I can still sleep an hour and a half on the ride in when I am on the van (I cant sleep on the ride home).

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    Re: 600K Americans spend 3 hrs/day commuting. How far/how much time would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    When I worked in DC and lived in NoVa, it was about an hour fifteen to thirty each way and I lived at all times within 20 miles of work. I hated it. It wasn't the commute so much as it was the traffic just trying to get to the grocery or movies or whatever within Fairfax/Springfield when I was off work. There were time it would take be 20+ minutes just to get out of my neighborhood alone because there was no light there and we fed into a pretty big feeder road to the beltway.
    Yeah, I would think a significant percentage of that 600K are people who work in DC. I know during my periods working there the only decent places I could afford to live involved a long commute (timewise more than distancewise). I am sure it is similar for other big cities. While there are great jobs in the city, the best living is usually a ways out. I am willing to commute if it means my children having a yard to play in.

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    Re: 600K Americans spend 3 hrs/day commuting. How far/how much time would you?

    It was horrible when I worked in the House, but once I went to work for a PAC, I was allowed to set my own schedule as long as I worked the required hours per week for my salary which made it much easier. I;d try to work 12 hours days when I wasn't on the road just to get as many days off as possible a week.

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    Re: 600K Americans spend 3 hrs/day commuting. How far/how much time would you?

    My current commute is 5 miles each way
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    Re: 600K Americans spend 3 hrs/day commuting. How far/how much time would you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    600,000 Americans have 'megacommutes' of over 90 minutes - CNN


    Over a half a million Americans travel more than 50 miles and 90 minutes each way to work -- dubbed 'megacommutes' by the Census Bureau.



    Personally I would never commute this far. I'd rather be a poor country bumpkin than ever do this. How can people tolerate this?[/FONT][/FONT]
    They go where the money is. I'd commute that far if they made it worth my while.
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