Here’s a map via Governing Magazine that shows how the trend in “supercommuting” has shifted over the last year or two. It has some fun stats embedded in here:
This is my favorite bit from the article:
Oil and gas workers were the most likely to have super commutes, at 19 percent in 2015, while 18 percent of aircraft pilots and 16 percent of elevator repairmen faced rides of 90 minutes or more. On the other hand, fewer than 1 percent of telemarketers and funeral embalmers who commute to work faced rides of 90 minutes or more.
So anyway, 90-minute commutes seem nuts to me, unless of course you’re talking about taking the bus across town.
But on the other hand, I have heard of lots of people who have told me stories about how people drive to the Twin Cities from Wisconsin, or commute from Northeast to to Mille Lacs, or some place like that. There are also some serious trends that come out of the North Dakota oil economy that have shifted supercommuting patterns quite a bit.
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