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Old 07-14-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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I'm interested in where a lot of people commute from, long-distance (over 1 1/2 hours). Here in Sydney, it's common for people to commute two or three hours a day (60-100 miles), each way. It seems on the New Haven line, at least, a two hour commute is the upper limit unless someone were to utilize two modes of transport or something. Also interested in car commutes as well.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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One could have an hour and half to 2 hour commute if one lives at the Eastern end of Long Island.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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There was a 30-day series a few years back where a NYTimes reporter did 30 different commutes- the longest one if I recall was a bus that left eastern Pennsylvania at 530am to get to NYC at 730am.

Here it is:
Commuting - Next Stop - The New York Times
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:39 PM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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One could have an hour and half to 2 hour commute if one lives at the Eastern end of Long Island.

Doesn't even have to be on the east end. I took the train from Smithtown in to Penn every day for 15 years. It's 50 miles and took over an hour and a half just for the LIRR part, doesn't include the drive to the station or the connecting subway from Penn or the walk after you get above ground. And the LIRR considers their trains 'on time' as long as they arrive in the same calendar month. Rarely did a train make it in the schedule time.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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I commute from Pa. every day. Door to door it's an hour 45 minutes.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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Somebody on this forum a few years ago mentioned an NYU professor that commutes from Newark.........Delaware.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:24 AM
 
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I commute from Pa. every day. Door to door it's an hour 45 minutes.
Me too but that's only in the mornings before the height rush hour for me. Going home on 80 thru Jersey is a nightmare. Turns into 3 hours plus most nights.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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Me too but that's only in the mornings before the height rush hour for me. Going home on 80 thru Jersey is a nightmare. Turns into 3 hours plus most nights.
Bummer ... My bus takes the Newark route every night at 5:45. Congested but fairly OK. Hits DWG at 7:15-ish.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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Bummer ... My bus takes the Newark route every night at 5:45. Congested but fairly OK. Hits DWG at 7:15-ish.
I drive in from Jim Thorpe to the Bronx. Taking the bus adds another hour on for me as I'd have to get down/up to/from Manhattan.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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