He is not alone. This has been happening in other major cities (Toronto comes immediately to mind) for many years. And the situation is getting worst in many of the worlds business centers. Logically, this is not sustainable.

Most importantly, at some point, one must ask themselves what is truly important in their life.

It’s dark and cold. The alarm clock flashes 4:30 a.m. Danny Finlay drags himself out of bed and mentally prepares for the two-hour, 72-mile commute ahead of him. And that’s just the first half of his journey.

For almost a year, Finlay, 30, has been commuting to the San Francisco Bay Area from the rural town of Dixon, California, where he lives with his wife, Mireya. Previously, he traveled two hours to his job in Oakland. Now, he goes even further to get to his new job as an account executive at public relations firm SutherlandGold located in San Francisco.

Finlay’s usually in his car by 5:10, he tells CNBC Make It. There isn’t normally a lot of congestion that early, “but once I start to progress, maybe 20 miles in, traffic will start to hit because you’re getting into more populated towns as you get closer to the Bay.”

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