When it Comes to Commute Times, Two Inland Cities Rank Among the Nation’s Worst

When it Comes to Commute Times, Two Inland Cities Rank Among the Nation’s Worst

Moreno Valley

The communities of Moreno Valley and Corona hold the dubious distinction of being listed among ten cities with the worst commutes in the nation. 

The analysis, released by the Haven Life Insurance Agency on January 15, was based on the Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey.

According to the report, the daily commute for average Americans has continued to increase over the last thirty years adding a full eight minutes to their round-trip daily drive time. Although on its face eight minutes doesn’t seem like much, but for those who work an average of 50 weeks a year, those minutes total more than 33 additional hours on the road each year—time that can never be reclaimed. 

Moreno Valley residents have the eighth worst commute in the nation with an average round trip commute of 68.6 minutes. In addition, just over 17 percent of those Moreno Valley residents who commute are on the road for more than two hours every workday.   

Commuters in the City of Corona have the fourth worst commute in the nation. The average round trip for commuters in this city is 73.4 minutes, and at least 23 percent of them spend more than two hours travelling round trip each day. 

The analysis also poured cold water on the idea that public transportation is the solution the dilemma of exhaustive commutes. For example, in New York City only 26 percent of the city’s workforce commutes by car, yet the city boasts the nation’s second longest commute time of 81.6 minutes. 

To view the analysis in its entirety visit https://havenlife.com/blog/longest-shortest-commutes-in-america/.

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