This morning’s paper has an article on how people should be paid to travel to work due to the poor state of our public transport. (story)
Well, I travel about 3hrs a day. 90mins each way. Therefore, I for one am probably well qualified to speak on the matter.
And my view is that this is a ridiculous idea! I choose to live where I do. Whilst I bitch and moan on occasion, overall for the price I pay the Blue Mountains run is not too bad. I get a seat, I get air con, I get a train that is comparatively silent and I can relax. I can work if I need to, I can read, I can listen to music or I can sleep. Overall, its not that bad and yes whilst I would enjoy an extra hour at home either end of the day, the reality is anywhere in Sydney is a fair commute. At least my commute is comfortable.
People need to realise that we live in a big city and if you want the bigger salaries to pay for the bigger mortgages, then that’s the way it is… otherwise, head to a remote country town.