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Old 12-02-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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I have also posted in the DC forum...

I'd love to hear any and all constructive feedback.

I currently live in DC and have a short, easy commute to work and grad school in Foggy Bottom. My fiance's job could potentially take her to Aberdeen Proving Ground north of Baltimore. We are targeting Columbia as a potential halfway (travel time, not mileage) point.

We realize this is going to be a major adjustment.

If anyone could share commuting options/experiences, it would be most appreciated. She would drive to post each day, and I plan to take the commuter bus and alternatively drive to greenbelt and take the metro on the days I would be in the city later than the bus operates. Thoughts? Are we crazy (this would be for two years)?
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by gmal4841 View Post
Thoughts?
Sure. Don't make BOTH of you crazy with a tough commute.

Ideally one or the other should have a VERY easy commute (hint, hint)
and the other takes on all the suffering (to be made up for in other ways)...

If you aren't already in reasonably close proximity to the MARC line...
then make THAT the focus for a move rather than some arbitrarily equidistant point.

Anywhere near a train station works almost as well as any other point near a station.
Anywhere NOT near a train station... adds needless extra time, hassle and cost.

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Originally Posted by TheArmy
A MARC train will now leave Washington D.C. at 6:15 a.m., have stops in Baltimore and Martin’s airports and arrive in Edgewood at 7:33 a.m. and Aberdeen at 7:42 am, allowing commuters to arrive to APG almost an hour earlier than previous schedules.

In the evening, a southbound Amtrak train will continue to depart Aberdeen at its normal time of 5:19 p.m. However, MARC has also added a southbound train departing Aberdeen at 6:33p.m. and Edgewood at 6:42p.m. to return travelers to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area in the evening and give them more options.
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hth

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