coewr777
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Top Commuting Cities?

Fri May 19, 2006 10:56 am

I have always wondered what Us and International cities get the most commuters daily.

For Us i think its something like this
1. Nyc
2. Chicago
3. Atlanta
4. LA
5. Phili

Can anyone help me out with this?
 
ArmitageShanks
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Fri May 19, 2006 11:54 am

I think it's Atlanta in the USA.

I'm almost positive they now have the longest commute in the country.
 
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Fri May 19, 2006 12:01 pm

I swear half of western Wisconsin escapes to St. Paul/Minneapolis every weekday.

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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Fri May 19, 2006 12:05 pm

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 1):
I think it's Atlanta in the USA.

I'm almost positive they now have the longest commute in the country.

We are definitely in the top 10. I still think LA is tops though. As housing costs rise folks are having to move farther east or north but still come way into LA County.

I've been very lucky in the last 3 years that my client sites have been within 10 miles of my house in Marietta or completely out of town forcing a flight. We have one guy that routinely has to drive 60 miles one way to get to a client site. I used to drive 45 miles one way which absolutely sucked.

International cities?

Tokyo has to be bad. I've heard Bangalore is bad but when I was there I was a 10 minute taxi ride from the hotel so I didn't see it.
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Boeing744
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Fri May 19, 2006 12:09 pm

In Canada, a lot of people commute between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Also to those points from Western Canada, such as Vancouver and Calgary.
 
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Fri May 19, 2006 1:05 pm

For volume of commuters, it's got to be NYC. The LIRR,
Metro North and Jersey Transit are packed during the
AM and PM rush hours. Add the MTA subways, buses,
Path trains, commuters buses, ferries and those who
drive every day, I don't think any other city comes
close to NYC.
 
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Fri May 19, 2006 1:46 pm

Getting out of NYC during rush hour is an experience...I've been on several 10-car New Jersey Transit trains from Penn Station to Summit that were sardine cans. The LIRR wasn't much better, and of course there's nothing like having your head stuck in someone's armpit on an old Redbird on an uptown 4 train leaving Grand Central on a 95 degree day in the middle of August.

Boston isn't that bad...on the North side MBTA trains, I only know of one (545P to Lowell) that is Standing Room only. Still...the Southeast Expressway, 128, and 93 to Andover are all parking lots during rush hour.

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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Sat May 20, 2006 7:43 am

Quoting COEWR777 (Thread starter):
1. Nyc
2. Chicago
3. Atlanta
4. LA
5. Phili

Try L.A. is significantly larger than all but one of those cities pal and it has worse public transport than all but 1, and Atlanta's MARTA is arguably better than L.A.'s Metrolink/Rail/Bus system

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 3):
Tokyo has to be bad.

A lot of people who work in Tokyo live in Tokyo. Additionally, all of Japan has excellent public transport infrastructure, so the commute is a lot better than in many US cities

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):
Boston isn't that bad...on the North side MBTA trains, I only know of one (545P to Lowell) that is Standing Room only. Still...the Southeast Expressway, 128, and 93 to Andover are all parking lots during rush hour.

Try the morning Framingham/Worcester line trains, particularly if you get on in Newton. Also, afternoon Attleboro/Stoughton/Providence trains can be a pain.
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Sat May 20, 2006 1:22 pm

In terms of all-out commuting Tokyo has to be among the highest in the world, thanks to the city's excellent subway system and the excellent JR East and private commuter railroads.

However, do not ride the subways during rush hour. I remember one time riding the Ginza Line subway from Ginza station to Aoyoma-itchoume station and it was a sardine can experience until the train reached Akasaka station, where a lot of people got off the train to transfer to other trains.  crowded 
 
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Sat May 20, 2006 1:39 pm

From the US Census Bureau.
Average Commute in Minutes
2004
Source: http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Products/Ranking/2003/R04T160.htm

1 New York city, NY 38.4
2 Chicago city, IL 32.7
3 Philadelphia city, PA 30.3
4 Riverside city, CA 29.8
5 Baltimore city, MD 29.7
6 Washington city, DC 29.4
7 San Francisco city, CA 29.2
8 Oakland city, CA 29.1
9 Los Angeles city, CA 28.5
10 Boston city, MA 28.2
11 Newark city, NJ 27.6
12 Long Beach city, CA 27.0
13 Miami city, FL 26.6
14 Atlanta city, GA 26.5
15 San Jose city, CA 25.6
15 Houston city, TX 25.6
17 Stockton city, CA 25.3
17 Dallas city, TX 25.3
19 Arlington city, TX 25.2
20 Aurora city, CO 25.1
21 Pittsburgh city, PA 24.9
22 Detroit city, MI 24.8
23 Phoenix city, AZ 24.5
24 Mesa city, AZ 24.4
25 Anaheim city, CA 24.3
26 Fort Worth city, TX 24.1
27 New Orleans city, LA 23.9
28 Seattle city, WA 23.8
29 Denver city, CO 23.7
30 Virginia Beach city, VA 23.6
31 Cleveland city, OH 23.5
31 San Antonio city, TX 23.5
33 St. Louis city, MO 23.3
33 Las Vegas city, NV 23.3
35 Jacksonville city, FL 22.9
36 Santa Ana city, CA 22.5
37 San Diego city, CA 22.3
37 Austin city, TX 22.3
39 Charlotte city, NC 22.0
40 Sacramento city, CA 21.9
40 Portland city, OR 21.9
42 St. Paul city, MN 21.7
43 Bakersfield city, CA 21.5
43 Tampa city, FL 21.5
43 Honolulu CDP, HI 21.5
43 Albuquerque city, NM 21.5
47 Memphis city, TN 21.4
48 Indianapolis city IN 21.3
48 Corpus Christi city, TX 21.3
48 El Paso city, TX 21.3
51 Fresno city, CA 21.2
52 Minneapolis city, MN 21.0
52 Nashville-Davidson, TN 21.0
54 Buffalo city, NY 20.7
54 Milwaukee city, WI 20.7
56 Cincinnati city, OH 20.6
57 Tucson city, AZ 20.4
58 Colorado Springs city, CO 20.3
59 Raleigh city, NC 20.1
60 Columbus city, OH 20.0
61 Louisville city, KY 19.7
62 Kansas City city, MO 19.4
63 Anchorage municipality, AK 18.5
64 Toledo city, OH 18.1
65 Lexington-Fayette, KY 18.0
66 Oklahoma City city, OK 17.8
67 Omaha city, NE 17.3
68 Tulsa city, OK 16.8
69 Wichita city, KS 16.5
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Sat May 20, 2006 2:19 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 3):
Tokyo has to be bad.

A lot of people who work in Tokyo live in Tokyo. Additionally, all of Japan has excellent public transport infrastructure, so the commute is a lot better than in many US cities

It isn't hard to live in Tokyo when the metro area has 35 million people! I agree that the public transport options there are very good. I only took a taxi once and it was very late at night. Still I met many folks in the office who traveled quite far each day to get to work whether by train or driving. Some of them would just stay in the city if it got too late because of the distance they had to travel.
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Sat May 20, 2006 7:46 pm

what about London? peple commute from MAN!
 
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RE: Top Commuting Cities?

Sat May 20, 2006 9:59 pm

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 11):
what about London? peple commute from MAN!

I would tend to agree with that. Just look at the train network for the South East. All of those trains are commuter trains and are absolutely packed every weekday morning and evening.

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