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Reverse Commuters: More Coming to Montco for Work

Many city dwellers trek to Montgomery County daily for their jobs.

Rush hour in the Greater Philadelphia area feels like anything but a "rush." For some, however, traffic isn't so terrible. They happen to go against the grain, as it were.

Instead of heading into the city in the morning, and out in the evening, they're trekking into Montgomery County. And, saving some time in rush hour traffic isn't the only perk.

According to a report on NBC10, more and more city dwellers are heading into Montgomery County for employment. In fact, more are "reverse commuting" now then driving to the city for work.

"'Philadelphia 2013: The State of the City' report by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that 68,986 Philadelphians head out to Montgomery County for work, surpassing the 64,575 Montgomery County workers who head into town for jobs," said the NBC10 report.

The county is the only in Greater Philadelphia showing this trend.

"We know how the suburban area has been expanding out of Philly for some time. There's been an exodus out of the city," said Bill Sholly, an industry and business analyst at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor, to NBC10.

For the full story on the recent phenomenon, visit the story here.

Keith Darrow May 04, 2013 at 05:44 PM
This trend has been years in the making. Philly needs to develop a REAL pro business agenda. The city is just a big shake down operation to nearly all business and I don't see things changing anytime soon. The smaller the tax base grows the harder they shake what remains, unless of course you are a a big operation that can cut deals.

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