Ever since joining the working world back in 2006 I have done every possible way of getting into work in Boston.
Charles Hotel Cambridge – First) Drive to Commuter Rail, take train to South Station, Red Line to Harvard Square; Second) Drive to Alewife train station and take Red Line to Harvard Square; Third) Opt to only work the night shifts and only have to pay $5 per night with a special pass
Crowne Plaza Natick – Drive during the 9-5 rush hour (FUN!)
Intercontinental Boston– Thankfully I had an unlimited parking pass so I drove in
Fairmont Copley – When living outside Boston, I would drive 93 South to get to work. Since living on a T line I would take a bus from my street, take that to the Red Line, go inbound to Downtown Crossing, transfer to the Orange Line to Back Bay and then walk the short block to work. Or if I felt like having my car around, there was a discounted rate to park down the street.
Needless to say, whatever way you could get to work in the city, I took it. And now that David and I are living out in the central part of the state, it will be nothing but driving. We do live 1/2 a mile from the commuter rail but I don’t know how often my schedule would allow me to take it.
So when I was sent this graphic about how our commutes are killing us, I could totally relate! I know the stress of commuting is going to continue, but I do thank goodness that I don’t work 9 to 5. At least my shift allows me to miss the traffic.
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I think I am definitely guilty of getting angry in my car. I don’t go so far as to flip the finger but I have yelled at cars and beeped. It’s not fun. Sometimes I wish I could work out of my home.
What is your commute like?