A new WBUR poll finds that most of us have a less than a 30-minute commute each way. The poll also shows that one in eight Greater Bostonians considered changing jobs to improve their commute.
So, what's traffic really like in Boston?
We dive into the data with Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor at Harvard Business School and author of the 2015 book, "Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead."
- "Fifty-seven percent say it’s gotten worse in the last five years. You could point to the rebounding economy, but whatever the reason, almost 2 in 5 residents say traffic has caused them to be late for work. And 14 percent say they’ve considered leaving the area to get away from the traffic."
- "Proximity to employment can influence a range of economic and social outcomes, from local fiscal health to the employment prospects of residents, particularly low-income and minority workers. An analysis of private-sector employment and demographic data at the census tract level reveals that."
This segment aired on April 25, 2016.