Gainesville has shortest commute time in state

Oswaldo Reina takes the bus to work at the Rawlings POD Market at least three times a week.

“I’d rather ride a bus than buy a decal,” the UF construction engineering graduate student said.

With the Regional Transit System buses serving about 30 passengers an hour last July, Reina isn’t the only one opting to take the bus.

This could be because Gainesville’s public transportation takes about 18 minutes less than the national average, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Commute times in Gainesville are lower overall than the rest of the country, according to the AP report. Of the major Florida cities included, Gainesville has the shortest time in the state.

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