If it feels like you’re waiting a long time for that train or bus to come – you are! But not quite as long as fellow commuters in Los Angeles and Boston.
Chicagoans spend an average of 31 minutes waiting for public transit, and a total of almost two hours per day on their commute, according to survey by Moovit, a public transit app.
The Moovit survey notes that the biggest frustration for riders in the U.S. was a lack of information – not knowing when or if the bus or train is going to arrive. This was considered more important than actual wait times, safety, overcrowding, and unfamiliar routes.
CTA riders are fortunate then that we have the tracker apps to help with that.
New Yorkers endured the longest commutes at 149 minutes. Barcelona and Milan commuters spent the shortest amount of time on public transit at 63 and 74 minutes per day, as well as waiting for trains and busses with wait times of 18 and 19 minutes respectively.
Chicago commuting times were the second shortest of the five U.S. cities surveyed. San Francisco residents “enjoyed” the shortest commutes at 104 minutes.
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