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Old 07-20-2017, 07:24 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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If physical travel time between NYC and DC was 30 mins, I would be in NYC twice a week for work vs. the current 2-3x a month. This would allow people to live in any city along the corridor and have a home base for work anywhere. Communiting patterns between the cities would be off the charts.
I know people who travel to Baltimore from Boston to work 5 days a week. I know people who live in North Jersey and work in Baltimore 5 days a week. There is some inter-mingling between all 5 cities apparently.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:31 PM
 
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I know people who travel to Baltimore from Boston to work 5 days a week. I know people who live in North Jersey and work in Baltimore 5 days a week. There is some inter-mingling between all 5 cities apparently.
I could never do that much with the current state of transit, but imagine if the commute was less then driving into the city from a suburb..... I could go catch a Broadway show and be back within 3 hours.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I know people who travel to Baltimore from Boston to work 5 days a week. I know people who live in North Jersey and work in Baltimore 5 days a week. There is some inter-mingling between all 5 cities apparently.

You know someone who drives 7 hours to Baltimore to work then 7 hours back?
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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You know someone who drives 7 hours to Baltimore to work then 7 hours back?
LOL. Bus driver working double shifts.

I thought he meant they go to those cities for the workweek, then return home on weekends, but now I am wondering.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I think this kind of quick commute between NE cities is possible in the future, but we are nowhere near it today. Better odds of combining cities would be on-line, or in the cloud. This type of tech is happening faster than any infrastructure improvements.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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LOL. Bus driver working double shifts.

I thought he meant they go to those cities for the workweek, then return home on weekends, but now I am wondering.
He made it seem like they do it daily, I had to see how long the drive way because my brain was melting. I'm hoping that I just read it wrong.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:53 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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You know someone who drives 7 hours to Baltimore to work then 7 hours back?
He stays in a hotel during the week, flies home to the weekend.

I should've waited a while before revealing how he does it. Good guessed though. Lol
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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No.
Agreed!
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I'm not so sold on Hyperloop to begin with. Their "Kitty Hawk" moment was a mere 70 mph, which isn't very impressive to me, given all of the hype (pardon the pun). When they conduct a test that's at least 300 mph or more, then I'll be impressed, but it seems to me to be a vanity project of an egocentric billionaire. Tons of safety questions too, given you want to send human beings 700 mph+. They need extremely straight tunnels (or very wide curves) and tons of safety redundancies for this to be viable. I'd rather we truly invest in HSR (China built an 800 mi long HSR from Beijing to Shanghai in two years), or go with Maglev (like the proposed Chuo Shinkansen line in Japan). But given how this country is built, and how we love cars, I don't think we'll even get HSR in critical mass outside of the Northeast and California (and these regions will take forever and a day). Might as well double down on automated, clean energy vehicles to eliminate congestion and pollution.

But yea, NYC and DC will not be in the same metro within at least the next 50 years. And if it ever does happen, break out the Mega-City One shirts!
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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As representative of New York City Metro area we won't allow D.C to be part of our metro area we will kindly glad to pass this down to Baltimore.
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