The price of long commutes can't just be measured in lost hours. Income segregation, job sprawl, and the resulting negative feedback on families eats into overall economic and social well-being.
Jun 30, 2015 Chicago Magazine
In a district now comprised entirely of charter schools, many New Orleans children face hour-plus journeys. This makes for increased stress on low-income families and a potential rise in chronic absenteeism.
Mar 31, 2015 Pacific Standard
A new study finds that the first decade of the 21st century exhibited a mass migration—of U.S. jobs moving farther away from where U.S. residents live.
Mar 26, 2015 Brookings Institution
"Depending on where you live in Melbourne, it could take longer to get into the city than it did in the 1920s," according to an article The Age. But really not much has changed.
Feb 20, 2015 The Age (Australia)
What time did you leave for work this morning? What time should you have left for work this morning?
Feb 5, 2015 FlowingData
When it comes to making sense of the American Community Survey's data on commute times, it's all about how you frame the data.
Oct 1, 2014 The Brookings Institution
A recent study shows significant variation in commute times for students depending on where they live in New York City. The concern with the findings is that longer commute times have greater impacts on students already facing other obstacles.
Jun 2, 2014 Chalkbeat New York
Charlie Gardner parses the data on mean commuting times recently released as part of the 2010 ACS estimates for metropolitan statistical areas, and wonders what the maximum mean travel time suggests for the urban form of America's cities.
Aug 29, 2012 Old Urbanist
Perceptions about the amount of time transit trips take have been found to fall significantly when people actually take transit, according to a new report.
Oct 2, 2010 KALW
And the result is fairly obvious - longer the commute, lower the reading. Well-being is a measurement of both physical and mental health, including ailments such as back pain and anxiety. No mention of modal type (e.g, driving, biking, transit).
Aug 23, 2010 Gallup