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Question about commute to DC

Discussion in 'Community Carpool Connection' started by hewitt99, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. hewitt99

    hewitt99 Member

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    We have friends planning on moving to the area and one has a job in DC on 20th street an Constitution Ave.

    I think she will be leaving about 6:00am and returning around 4:00.

    Does anyone have some suggestions for routes to take? Metro? Specific Metro stops? Greenway?

    How long do you think a typical commute will take?
  2. lilpea

    lilpea Active Member

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    @ 6AM traffic is relatively light. My husband takes the Greenway to Rt123 (chain bridge, North), to GW Parkway, to Key Bridge.

    If he leaves between 5:45AM- 6AM window, he will be at his office 18th & M St by 6:40AM, however if he leaves anytime after 7AM it can take up to 2 hours to get in. It is all about the timing to avoid the "rush hour" congestion.

    Hope that helps
  3. afgm

    afgm Ashburn Farm Resident

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    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    I second the Loudoun Commuter bus for travel to DC. I don't know what the fee is nowadays but I used to pay $40/week. The commute leaving from Ashburn around 7am to 12th and New York took 45 minutes. It may take a little longer for you and your destination and they've probably added more stops to certain routes. It's a comfortable, hands free ride so you can read, listen to your iPod, or catch up on your zzz's.
  5. Liz Miller

    Liz Miller Member

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    I ditto the commuter bus.
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    pamD Member

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    ... and 20th and Constitution will be one of the first stops in the morning and last at night on the bus. Definitely the way to go, although the 6am/4pm commute shouldn't be too bad.
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    cost for loudoun county connector is $7 each way using a smart trip card or $8 using cash.
  8. Dawne

    Dawne HOAB Sec-Treas/Tech Comm

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    I may be shopping for new car pool buddy... I drive right past 20/Const every morning. Usually pass there around 7am inbound and 4:15 outbound.

    Send me PM if interested...

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