Central Morning | Dec 4, 2012 | 9:45
Measuring the Effects of the Long Commute
For thousands of Newfoundlanders - it's a way of life. They travel long distances to get to work. That could mean commuting to Alberta, long stints offshore or driving several hours every day to work on a mega-project - like Long Harbour. But what does the gruelling commuter lifestyle mean for workers, their families, their towns and the overall fabric of life for a region. Well, a MUN sociology professor is hoping to find out. Barbara Neis is leading a multi-year project to study the effects of workers travelling long distances to get to work. The project kicks off tonight with a public policy forum at Memorial University in St. John's.