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New Jerseyans Should Have Longer Commute Times than New Yorkers – How Long is Yours?

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I can’t help but wonder about the accuracy of the report that says New Yorkers have the longest commute times in the U.S.; knowing full well that perhaps whoever compiled the stats has never sat in traffic on the Parkway, Turnpike, Route 9, Route 18; and the list goes on.

Again, this is an average time, but yours, I’m sure, is no “day at the beach!”

While mine is a mere 40 to 45 minutes (I’m not complaining), there was a time when I’d spend up to an hour and a half going one way just to get to work.

And that was on a good day!

So I learned the hard way where all the bottlenecks were in Jersey; and figured out ways how to get around them, but to no avail

According to the Daily News,

Workers in the Big Apple have the longest commute times in the country, according to a report released Tuesday.

New Yorkers on average spend 48 minutes going to work, according to the Partnership for New York City.

That’s 13 minutes more than the national average, and means New Yorkers spend nearly two hours just going to and coming from the daily grind.

John Kelly, 48, spends nearly 90 minutes riding NJ Transit into midtown from Chatham, N.J., for his job in wealth management.

He says…“I wish New Jersey Transit was more reliable,” Kelly said. “There’s a lot of congestion at Penn (Station).”

So I wonder how these stats are compiled and who they ask.

How long is yours; and does it make you want to move closer to where you work?

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