I don't know about you, but for me, my daily commute was a #PIA. It took me 3 hours each way door to door, so needless to say I do not miss it especially when it is beginning to get cold outdoors.
In my particular case, I was taking a train from Pelham, NY to 125 Street in Harlem NYC, and transferring on the Hudson line to Poughkeepsie. Once my train arrived at the station, then I waited for a bus that would take me to Marist College, my final destination. The monthly commuter pass was $500.00
My daily commute may have caused its share of headaches and financial hardships, but it at least helped mt define a start and end to my 12-hour workday while offering a set time to read, correct papers, or just think without the demands and distractions of the home and school, but three hours was too much, not to mention being stuck inside a train full of folks who are not as considerate as you'd like them to be.
The good news was that most of my students, regardless of where I taught, be it at FDU in New Jersey, CalState in Los Angeles, Albany State University, an HBCU in Georgia, or Tri-State University in Indiana they mostly enjoyed their media and communications lectures as much as I did.