Twin Cities commute times haven't changed in five years
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|Whoever these lucky commuters are, they're missing rush hour.|
- Minnesota's proportion of native-born residents decreasing, says census
- U.S. Senate approves $700 million for Minnesota transportation projects
- Twin Cities ranked 5th best in America for public transportation
The census has new answers.
But there are also a few more random stats, a lot of them about how we get to work. Per the survey, Twin Cities residents spend a median of 24 minutes on the road if they're driving to work solo. Switching to public transportation means an additional 15 minutes.
Given new construction, you might think those times are getting better. But the best we can say is that at least they're not getting worse: in the past five years, average commute times have stayed exactly the same.
The most surprising piece of transportation trivia? For many of our neighbors, the classic 9-to-5 starts a full two hours earlier: 32 percent of Twin Cities commuters report leaving for work before 7 a.m.