Has your commute to work been feeling longer than usual? If so, you’re not alone.
US Census data reveal that the average daily ride to work for Massachusetts commuters — by car, train, or bus — is now one minute, 42 seconds longer than it was at the beginning of the decade.
It may not seem like much, but over the course of a year commuters in Massachusetts spend more than six additional hours on their way to work in the morning than they did in 2010, according to the data, which were analyzed by AAA Northeast.
The analysis showed that the average one-way commute registers 29 minutes, up from 27 minutes and 18 seconds in 2010, AAA said Wednesday in a statement.
Why have Massachusetts residents been plagued with longer morning commutes to work?A record-low unemployment rate in the state has added 97,000 vehicle commuters and 49,000 transit commuters to the already-crowded streets and trains from 2010 to 2016, AAA said. (read more)
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