Houston Matters

How Bad Does Your Commute Have to Get Before You’ll Move or Change Jobs?

How long is too long to drive to and from work or school each day? How much traffic will you endure before you get fed up and either move or change your transportation habits? These are questions many Houstonians face, particularly if they want to live in a neighborhood far from where they work or […]

How long is too long to drive to and from work or school each day? How much traffic will you endure before you get fed up and either move or change your transportation habits? These are questions many Houstonians face, particularly if they want to live in a neighborhood far from where they work or attend classes each weekday.

It’s also a question at the heart of desires to see dramatic expansion of commuter rail in Greater Houston.

We ask you where’s your breaking point? A half hour? An hour? 90 minutes? More? How much time can you spend in traffic before the drive is just too long?

We also talk with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter about whether there are any studies indicating where that breaking point may be for a preponderance of commuters.

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