First tropical system of the season possible this weekend🌀

Going the distance: study finds longer work commutes on the rise

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(WTVR) – More Americans are making marathon commutes to work.

USA Today reports a new study from New York University finds the number of “super commuters” traveling at least 90 miles to get to work grew by 2.1 percent between 2009 and 2010.

According to researchers, the economy is the driving force behind the long distance trend, with the instability of the housing market making it harder to sell or buy in some regions.

Some commuters surveyed said uncertainty about whether their jobs would last long-term is a reason they haven’t uprooted their families and moved to where jobs are located.