‘Super commuters’ not slowing down in California. Lack of housing to blame

The majority of Californians drive to work, but an increasing number face commutes well over an hour-long to reach jobs in larger cities. For now, at least, the rise of the super commuter is not slowing down, according to an analysis of census data by Apartment List.

In 2017, 41 out of 58 counties saw at least moderate growth in the share of the workforce traveling longer than 90 minutes to get the work compared to 8 years prior.

Contra Costa, Solano, San Benito, Alameda, Merced, and Mono counties saw the largest jumps.