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Bronx student endures 4-to-5 hours+ daily commute

GasBuddy Blog -- We've all heard about some awfully long-distance commutes. And when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looks at the data, they're looking at the distances adults travel each day to get to work...

Now think for a moment about you'd feel if you were 14 years old and had about a 4- or 5-hour commute each day just to get to school.

A Bronx HS of Science student living in Queens officially has one of the longest school commutes on the planet — a journey of more than five hours each day that tops the trips of everyone from a Brazilian kid on a donkey to a Thai girl in a rickshaw, according to the NY Post.

Santiago Munoz’s two-bus, two-subway trip to one of the country’s premier high schools is now...


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endymion
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:33:28 PM

Good to see a kid who appreciates education
endymion
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:33:27 PM

Good to see a kid who appreciates education
Moparmizer
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 8:28:02 PM

good for him, keep going
97psd73
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 1:39:26 AM

Glad he goes to school rather than dropping out.
debbiedl
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 10:27:45 PM

Great job Santiago! Reach for the stars.
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 9:16:59 AM

For the life of me I don't understand why some will complain about a story that they already read as if it was the only story to read. There are many stories to read. Move on and get them points. And when you get your 5 millionn'th point what will you have. 5,000,000 points.

Boo hoo.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 5:52:12 AM

guzzler: yes, your story should be posted here too, except, it's not newsworthy, neither is this story - it's a blog by GB god Patrick DeHaan.
gazguzzler11
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 3:22:41 PM

honda0105

To answer your question, he has such a long commute because he wants to. The story reads that he chose to go to this school that is way further away from his house than other schools.

This is why this isn't worthy of being reported in a manner that they are trying to get us to feel sorry for him. In fact, I have no idea why it is in the news at all.

I drive 1500 miles to go on vacation. Should I not get my story in the news as well? It's just as news worthy as this story is.
Badjef
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 6:25:34 AM

A 2 1/2 hour each way commute is not unusual. If you get on the train in Bay Head, New Jersey, it will take you 2-1/2 hours to make it to New York Penn. You still have to get to work from there.

I know, I did it for a VERY short time.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 6:00:12 AM

question is, why does this student have such a long commute to start with?
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 7:44:48 PM

Repeat ...
DixieQueene
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 7:29:44 PM

"THUMBS UP" to Santiago
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 3:53:47 PM

Wow
rasprout
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:35:43 PM

Time to fix the problems not just report on them...
bra0712
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:31:22 PM

Ok already! !!!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:30:36 PM

not good for the student
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:30:03 PM

Ridiculous !!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:30:02 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:29:55 PM

this is old article from few days ago.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:29:28 PM

Extremely old story..
suzyq2007
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:27:03 PM

this is utterly ridiculous
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:24:48 PM

So...?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:23:58 PM

poor guy
timesaverinc
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:23:50 PM

Old old old old
splitrman
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:23:28 PM

Nice, but old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:20:26 PM

Poor Santiago! :(````
EconomiserAZ
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:15:05 PM

That's nothing!! Nothing, I tell you. Back in Australia in the 1950s, I walked 15 miles to school. And uphill both ways. In the rain. And the wind....
patino007
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:11:01 PM

This article is so old do I need to write for gas buddy?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:09:52 PM

No thank you.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:09:17 PM

Sucks for him.
Grandpa297
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:08:18 PM

That ain't nuthin'. I used to walk 4 miles in the snow, barefoot, uphill, both ways.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:06:59 PM

Not fun.
us30ride
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:03:09 PM

Oh really, and new one?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:02:51 PM

This is the third day that I've commented on this article.
RichFWA
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 2:00:22 PM

Yeah well if he doesn't like it then he should move closer.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:57:41 PM

good for him.
Bill100
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:54:25 PM

Old
TAT36
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:53:06 PM

Article is just like him, we see it daily.
garyr86
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:48:59 PM

People make choices. Many children have it equally bad by having to go to school in a dangerous area with no real security. I am speaking about children who want an education in Detroit Michigan. At least he has a nice school and a safe environment. By the way my family moved in my senior year of high school and I chose to stay at my old high school. I rode the bus 1 1/2 hours every morning and 1 1/2 hours every night. Since I was in sports I also got home late. No one really felt sorry for me and I am not complaining.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:47:54 PM

Don't you just love to read 3 day old news (sic).
ntass1
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:45:06 PM

old news!!!
oldiesman
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:44:36 PM

Ia'm getting worn out just reading this article day after day!
gazguzzler11
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:43:47 PM

How is this news? He freely chose to go to a school 9,000 miles away.

If I choose to go to a school 10,000 miles away will I get my name & story in the news?
73amx
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:41:50 PM

3 days on this story, 3 days of points
bjdorval
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:39:55 PM

The Bronx student is starting to bore me already, move it along please.
georged12
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:39:53 PM

Again?
2granny
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:39:25 PM

Not again! This is the third day.
Tiernan2012
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:39:01 PM

At least he's not driving...
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:38:30 PM

repeat. but I suppose he does it daily.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:37:35 PM

I guess it is their choice.
LarksNY
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 1:35:22 PM

I am sure this is uphill both ways in several feet of snow. Correct?
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