An added benefit of a good Transport Infrastructure
Good Transport Infrastructure means increased productivity and less stress.
I live in Switzerland and I have no excuse for being late for work.
The double-decker trains and buses run on time (almost) always regardless of whether it is minus 15 or plus 38 degrees, regardless of the type of snow, rain or wind.
Want the trains to run faster? The Swiss just build another tunnel e.g. there's a new 58km tunnel being built under the Alps now for Year 2018.
Political parties of the left and right AGREE on a subsidised (because it can't make a profit) public transport system.
Simple as that.
Business is done, and there's less stress for everyone.
"I'll be home at 1813hrs darling" is quite normal.
When I worked in England I was always shocked that "the traffic was murder on the M25 boss" was an acceptable excuse for being late and holding up a meeting or delaying a system change.
It needs a master Political plan to sort out decades of neglect in the UK.
Not in my lifetime.
In the meantime, I'll stick to my 0721hrs S5 train thank you...
Paris because I'd like her to ride my train. We can do it upstairs together.