The term “supercommuters” is used to describe folks that spend 90 minutes or more each way on their daily commutes to and from work, and a recent census data analysis by Apartment List found that supercommuting is on the rise in New York, reports the New York Post.
According to the report, New York City has the fourth-largest share of supercommuters in the country with nearly 617,000 people dedicating at least three hours of their daily commute on traveling. Nearly 68.5 percent of them rely on mass transit, which unfortunately, can easily turn a regular commute into a lengthy one. “Slow and unreliable transit service is, unfortunately, to blame for some of these commutes,” said Riders Alliance spokesman Daniel Pearlstein to the Post.
It’s not uncommon for people living in places like Long Island, Yonkers, Whiteplains, Connecticut, New Jersey, and even further to commute to New York City on a daily basis. One Philadelphia resident documented how she supercommutes between Philly and Brooklyn, noting that while it’s not easy, it’s not impossible either.
- NYC has more than 600K ‘supercommuters’ [New York Post]
- Rise of the Super Commuters [Apartment List]
- I’m a super commuter between Philly and New York City—this is why I do it [Curbed Philly]
- Supercommuters, skyrocketing commutes, and America’s affordable housing crisis [Curbed]