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Author Topic: L.A. proposals for congestion pricing, tolls, and carpool revision  (Read 2407 times)


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Re: L.A. proposals for congestion pricing, tolls, and carpool revision
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2021, 02:51:19 PM »

And those white-collar jobs are generally the ones that actually cause directional rush hour to begin with, aren't they?

Not necessarily; a sizeable portion of the warehousing jobs in the Inland Empire are decidedly "blue collar"; generally warehouse workers, many working for contractor "fulfillment" facilities, which distribute product as ordered for numerous manufacturers or importers.   Back in the late '90's and early '00's, those workers were by and large the target customers for firms hawking the subprime mortgages that accompanied the housing boom in outlying areas such as the high desert north of Cajon Pass as well as the Perris/Hemet area -- the eventual failure of such was a major contributor to the 2007-2011 recession.  25-30+ mile/direction commutes were rationalized as the price one paid for ostensibly affordable housing -- at least until foreclosures became commonplace by 2008 when that particular "house of cards" collapsed.  But the previous trend largely resumed after 2012, but without the level of predatory finances seen in the previous decade, which necessarily included much more comprehensive vetting of potential home buyers (once bitten........).     

I guess I'm just used to warehouse/manufacturing jobs having multiple shifts that don't necessarily line up with rush hour.

That was and is the case out in the Inland Empire; I opened that discussion a few posts back.  3 shift changes, centered around an afternoon transition around 2 pm, give or take an hour or so.  The "swing shift" continued until 10 pm, and the morning shift started around 6 am.  For larger families with more than one parent employed at the same place (more commonplace than one would guess), this would allow them to work consecutive shifts, with the third being family "together time".  Not in any way traditional or even optimal, but more a coping method for both the workers and employers.   


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