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Old 05-15-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Your best bet is getting to the DART light rail station near North Central Expwy & Parker really early and hope to find a parking spot.
Um, that will get him to Dallas but not to MIDLOTHIAN.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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You might talk to your management company at your apartment and see if there is any way out of your lease. Even ask if they have a property closer to your work that they would be willing to let you "trade". Never heard of them doing this but it is worth asking. Your going to suck up a LOT of money in gas, car wear & tear and maintenance in the next few months with that commute. Read your lease real good first and see if there is anything at all in there about being able to get out of it due to job circumstance like it being "out of the area" or something.
I don't think that's necessary. If the OP leaves before 7:15, then they will be able to be in downtown Dallas in 35 minutes on most days. I know a lot of people that make this commute and if you watch the traffic reports on the news in the morning, you will see that it takes about 17 minutes to get from 75 & 121 to 635 and then 14 minutes to get from 635 to downtown Dallas. Then add on about 25 minutes to go south to Midlothian on 67, which traffic will be heading the opposite direction, so the OP is looking at an hour commute on most days until his lease runs out.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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I don't think that's necessary. If the OP leaves before 7:15, then they will be able to be in downtown Dallas in 35 minutes on most days. I know a lot of people that make this commute and if you watch the traffic reports on the news in the morning, you will see that it takes about 17 minutes to get from 75 & 121 to 635 and then 14 minutes to get from 635 to downtown Dallas. Then add on about 25 minutes to go south to Midlothian on 67, which traffic will be heading the opposite direction, so the OP is looking at an hour commute on most days until his lease runs out.
The key there would be leaving before 7:15. I leave Far North Dallas later - anywhere from 8:15-9:00 to head downtown and it takes a lot longer to get downtown. Yesterday on the radio they said 1 hour from George Bush to downtown at 8:30am. Today going home was 1 hour from George Bush to downtown and another 45 minutes from Bush to 380. This was 5:35.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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The key there would be leaving before 7:15. I leave Far North Dallas later - anywhere from 8:15-9:00 to head downtown and it takes a lot longer to get downtown. Yesterday on the radio they said 1 hour from George Bush to downtown at 8:30am. Today going home was 1 hour from George Bush to downtown and another 45 minutes from Bush to 380. This was 5:35.
Oh I agree. It's all in what time you leave. I hear those same traffic reports that you hear, except I am already in the office.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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Ok,,, so I'm planning then to leave Mckinney arount 7:00AM, so hopefully I'll be in Downtown by 7:40AM and in Midlothian by 8:10?,,, sounds good to me, I start @ 9:00am,, so I have plenty of time. And is only for 4 months, then I'll be moving closer. When I was living in PR my commute time was 1 hour 30 minutes for a distance that can be covered in 25 minutes without traffic.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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Ok,,, so I'm planning then to leave Mckinney arount 7:00AM, so hopefully I'll be in Downtown by 7:40AM and in Midlothian by 8:10?,,, sounds good to me, I start @ 9:00am,, so I have plenty of time. And is only for 4 months, then I'll be moving closer. When I was living in PR my commute time was 1 hour 30 minutes for a distance that can be covered in 25 minutes without traffic.

Thanks everyone.
No problem!
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas (Devonshire)
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Um, that will get him to Dallas but not to MIDLOTHIAN.
LOL Not sure how I missed the Midlothian part of the equation.
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