As it stands, the 30.9 minute average commute is about 25 percent higher than the rest of the country. But data also show that a significant slice of the population is in the car or train for more than twice that amount of time.
In many towns in Sussex, Monmouth and Mercer counties, about one in three commuters travels for more than an hour to get to work each day.
New Jerseyans have some of the longest commutes in the country, but it’s even worse if you live in one of these towns. Here’s how it’s broken down by county:
Being tough New Jerseyans, most of us grin and bear it, but the truth of our daily grind hits home when we visit other parts of the country and see how much less congested they are. It’s time that we step up and invest in our infrastructure. It’s a quality of life issue. #NJJTF