I loved the reasoning of the rep from Manitowoc (Tittl?) So many people live far away from their job and commute an hour or more each way. It will save them time.
Last time I looked most people chose where to live and where to work. If you want to live an hour away from work, don't complain, it's your choice.
Similar arguement made when my employer moved from the east to west side of Madison. Sure, I could have eaten the expense of moving to be closer to work in order to save time commuting but I don't want to live on the west side.
I aired up my front tire so I'll be safer driving 75 in the rotunda this afternoon.