Mass. average commute time increases to fifth longest in US

Inbound traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike. –Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/File 2018

Has your commute to work been feeling longer than usual? If so, you’re not alone.

US Census data reveal that the average daily ride to work for Massachusetts commuters — by car, train, or bus — is now one minute, 42 seconds longer than it was at the beginning of the decade.

It may not seem like much, but over the course of a year commuters in Massachusetts spend more than six additional hours on their way to work in the morning than they did in 2010, according to the data, which were analyzed by AAA Northeast.


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