Housing affordability is linked to increased "mega-commutes"

03/5/2013 | Washington Post, The

The number of so-called mega-commutes -- in which employees travel more than 50 miles or 90 minutes each way -- is growing, according to census data. About 600,000 Americans face a commute that long, and more than 25% of them work in the Washington, D.C., area. Housing affordability is behind the long commutes for some employees.

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