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Old 04-12-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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Default Your super commuter stories

I recently saw an article that talked about how Texas has more super commuters than any where else in the U.S. Super commuters were defined as people traveling 100 miles or more to work. It seems that a lot of Texans are commuting from DFW to Houston and vice versa. Anyone here doing a commute like that?
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:08 PM
 
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Last 17 years, 3 jobs, 3 towns, and 3 commutes of 35 miles each way. Somehow ended up with the same kind of commute on each one..... Not a super commuter, but easily have over an hour a day of windshield time each day.

Can't see raising it up to 10 miles though. My wife''s cousin has done a 100 mile commute for quite a while, recently with a baby in the car too. That is just plain TOO much driving to work for me.

There is a *LOT* of blacktop cutting through empty space in Texas, so monster commutes are fairly common I would think.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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Last 17 years, 3 jobs, 3 towns, and 3 commutes of 35 miles each way. Somehow ended up with the same kind of commute on each one..... Not a super commuter, but easily have over an hour a day of windshield time each day.

Can't see raising it up to 10 miles though. My wife''s cousin has done a 100 mile commute for quite a while, recently with a baby in the car too. That is just plain TOO much driving to work for me.

There is a *LOT* of blacktop cutting through empty space in Texas, so monster commutes are fairly common I would think.
I know of a couple of people who are doing 100 miles now. They can't find a place to live in Midland/Odessa so they are commuting from Colorado City. They say it is an easy drive.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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I live in the Waco area.

I have neighbors on one side who commute to Fort Worth (about 90 miles...1.5 hours) and neighbors down the street who commute in the exact opposite direction to Austion (well...Dell in Round Rock) which is exactly the same time and distance as Fort Worth.

In both instances the families moved to Waco because one spouse had a job at Baylor whereas the other spouse continued to work in the larger metro areas.

I frequently run into people in the Waco area who commute to either DFW or the Austin areas. It's a 1.5 to 2 hour commute depending on the side of town they are commuting to. There are also lots of kids here who commute to DFW or Austin for elite athletics...swimming, soccer, gymnastics, etc.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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Living in Houston and regularly flying to Singapore for business I saw super commuters of the first order. Business Class on Continental was filled from Houston to Tokyo with super commuters. Oil field guys working 28 days on and 28 days off in the former Soviet Union. Had to be over 8000 miles each way... sure it was once a month but on average that is 250+ miles a day even by air.
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