The Associated Press put out a brief report this morning saying that commutes are increasing. More and more people are leaving for work between 5 am and 6:30 am. When I was in corporate America, I remember leaving for work at 7:35 am in order to be at work at 8am. What a difference! If I had to leave at 6:30, I wouldn't be a hampy capper (happy camper) throughout the day due to lack of sleep.
There has been a 50 precent increase for commutes over 60 minutes from 1990-2000. However, many more commuters are going from suburb to suburb instead of suburb to city. More and more companies are moving to where the employees are, and that's a good thing!
There are several companies in the Dallas area that have satelite offices around the Metroplex. That way the commutes can be shortened and work more productive.