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The Chicago commute
Chicago - home of the fourth longest commute in the U.S. Rush "hour" now lasts about 30% longer than it did just a few years ago. According to a study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute, Chicagoans each spend an average of 44 hours per year stuck in heavy traffic, with an average $720 worth of time wasted on the clogged roads.
Urban sprawl and proliferation of reverse city-to-suburb commutes contribute to the gridlock. Consider the commute when you accept that new job located 45 miles from home.
Source: Chicago Sun Times, November 17, 1999 article by Gilbert Jimenez
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