New Yorkers: Your Commute Is Just As Terrible As You Think


It will come as no surprise that people who work in New York spend longer commuting, on average, than anyone else in the country, according to a report by the Partnership for New York City. The 48-minute average one-way transit trip is the longest by thirteen minutes. But while that’s less than the hour at which Christine Quinn would like to see commutes max out, it’s important to remember how averages work: For every Jane Doe sitting on the subway for three-quarters of an hour each morning, there’s some lucky Manhattanite walking a few blocks to his or her office, and plenty of poor suckers who take two trains and a bus several hours each way.