BOSTON (CBS) – Kristen Gonzales teaches nursing at MCPHS University in Boston. She commutes 72 miles round-trip daily to Mission Hill from Shrewsbury, at a cost in both time and money.
“Honestly, it costs me almost 800 dollars a month to commute, between gas, and tolls and parking, and it’s an hour if I leave at 5:30 in the morning, but, if I have to drop my son off, which is seven o’clock in the morning at the earliest, then it can be an hour and a half to two hours, sometimes three,” she says. Gonzales then factors in the day of the week. “The worst is Fridays, coming home. It can be three hours sometimes, if I don’t leave by three o’clock.”