Why commute a long distance and spend lots of time in a car or on a bus or train and money on gasoline or public transportation tickets when work can be done from a home office desk a few steps away? 

For years, employees did what was needed to get to their offices and the best jobs they could find. At the same time, they purchased housing farther away due to rising home sales prices. The result was an increase in “super commuters” who might take 90 minutes or more—and each way daily, going from 3.2 million in 2010 to 4.6 million in 2019. That represented a big uptick of 45%.

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