I drive to the Boston area one day a week for work. The drive should take a little less than two hours each way. The reality is that the drive in takes 2 1/2 hours plus, with at least 15 minutes of them spent at the toll plaza pictured below. I have time to contemplate questions like:
- Why are Massachusetts express toll lanes sponsored by Citizens Bank?
- How should this interchange be re-engineered to make it more efficient?
- Why did the lady at the next toll booth exit her car, open her trunk, remove something from the trunk, close her trunk, get back into her car, and then pay the toll?
I also have time to appreciate that 4 days a week my commute consists of dropping the kids at daycare and returning to my home office to log into work.