S'poreans prefer to relocate than travel 45 mins to work
This is probably due to the fact that traveling is becoming more uncomfortable nowadays.
Why is it that I get the idea that SMRT trains were less crowded in the past? The rise in population is making public transport a bit uncomfortable.
Also not mentioned in the story is whether the surveyed would choose owning a car since the car will most likely reduce traveling time.
This is something that's pretty simple. Just compare the motivation of relocating versus the motivation to not travel 45 minutes every working day in crowded public transport.
There are probably other variables in question that I might have left out.