Commuter Katherine Carver

Katherine Carver’s 170-mile round-trip commute from her home in Palmdale to her job with Los Angeles County Child Support Services in Commerce is costing her close to $1,000 a month in fuel costs, or a fifth of her salary. The expense, she says, has her thinking about retiring.
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( Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times / June 12, 2008 )

Katherine Carver’s 170-mile round-trip commute from her home in Palmdale to her job with Los Angeles County Child Support Services in Commerce is costing her close to $1,000 a month in fuel costs, or a fifth of her salary. The expense, she says, has her thinking about retiring.

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