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Old 10-16-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Go ahead tell me how horrible the drive will be. When are peak hours for traffic? Are there back routes that are faster?

Hunter Oaks subdivision to

525 North Tryon St

Charlotte, NC 28202

Also, does anybody have any insight into the light rail that is supposed to open?

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:05 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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Coming from someone who has lived in South Charlotte their entire life..

It's going to depend on what you leave the house.

My fiance commutes to CMC main everyday and leaves right at 6:30AM. She gets there in 25 minutes, no problems, no traffic. If she left 10 minutes later it would be a 45 minute commute.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Very strange but true. My wife said 5-10 minutes makes huge difference. It's all about timing with the traffic. I shouldnt say that. Sometimes the traffic backs up for no reason at all? Luckily my job allows flexibility with hours. I get to work in 30-40 minutes.
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Coming from someone who has lived in South Charlotte their entire life..

It's going to depend on what you leave the house.

My fiance commutes to CMC main everyday and leaves right at 6:30AM. She gets there in 25 minutes, no problems, no traffic. If she left 10 minutes later it would be a 45 minute commute.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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So would it be beneficial to take the lightrail that is supposed to be opening up if I wasn't blessed with early hours?

What about on the way back home? Like if my hours were 7-4 would the ride home be about the same?
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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So would it be beneficial to take the lightrail that is supposed to be opening up if I wasn't blessed with early hours?

What about on the way back home? Like if my hours were 7-4 would the ride home be about the same?
No, your new home is nowhere near the light rail I'm afraid. Just count of 45 minutes to and from at those times of day. Traffic here seems to start between 3 and 4 nowadays.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Well, if you drive ti the light rail stop at 485 and Siyth Blvd, you could take that uptown. You would avoid high parking fees and the mess on 77 to uptown. BTW, congrats on getting the job.
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Old 10-16-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Well, if you drive ti the light rail stop at 485 and Siyth Blvd, you could take that uptown. You would avoid high parking fees and the mess on 77 to uptown. BTW, congrats on getting the job.
Hahaha! I haven't gotten the job yet, but the interview went very well and I have a second interview on Thursday. So...lets keep our fingers crossed, but if not, oh well.

But yes, that's what I was planning on doing. Stopping at the one where the 77 and 485 meet so that I could avoid having to walk a mile or more to get to the office building (which is what my friend has to do because she just moved there and that's all that was open for parking) and not having to deal with the traffic out that way. I see that they are also planning one for Matthews but I can't find when the projected completion date is.

PS What was the rationale in not putting the lightrail system to the Ballyntyne area? Just curious.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Basically, Pineville didn't want the train, so it stopped right there.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Basically, Pineville didn't want the train, so it stopped right there.
Man, people complain about the traffic, but then they complain about the train. I mean, you're d*&^ed if you do, you're d$%^ed if you don't!
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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I know, and it would have made so much sense to bring it down into Ballantyne, Pineville, and even Fort Mill/Rock Hill, which was all talked about.
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