The U.S. Census Bureau just released its report on daily commuting times in America (pdf). Most of us drive alone, and most of us spend 25 minutes or less getting to work. If you live close enough to walk, you're golden. If you're taking the bus, as you can see from this chart, bring a book. It starts to explain why just 4.9 percent of us take public transportation (although approximately 99 percent of us on at TRMS do -- life in New York City).