80-mile commute shows challenges faced by many working in Silicon Valley

Posted on April 3, 2015

Screenshot from video by Sabrina Noor.
Screenshot from video by Sabrina Noor.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Ronnie Thomas commutes 80 miles from Stockton by bike, bus and train to his job at Stanford University as a dining employee, Peninsula Press reported.

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Last year, Thomas moved to Stockton from the Bay Area, where a growing number of low-income workers face the challenge of rising rent and affordable housing options continue to vanish, especially in Silicon Valley where the bulk of the employment opportunities are, the report said.

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Although the commute is draining, he says it is worth it to provide for his family and to live in a larger apartment for less, allowing him to save money, according to the Peninsula Press. For the full story, click here.

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