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Old 06-15-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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Hi There,


Im new to NJ and I am close to receiving an offer from a company up in Hackensack. I currently live in Old Bridge (Texas road/route 9). Does anyone do the drive?

Im anticipating between 1.2-1.7 hours each way. Sound about right? It looks like Turnpike all the way up is best. I would be happy taking a train/bus but I dont believe there is any way to do it.


Cheers
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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Outside of commuting hours it looks more like one hour, but first place to look is here, and note options for turning on traffic layers and selectiing time of day and modes, as in yes you could take transit but more like 2 1/2 hrs since you prob go into the city and back out, etc.:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Texa...25!3e0!5m1!1e1
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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Ugh. Talk about your commute nightmare. All the pain of dealing with everyone going into the city via both tunnels and the GWB.

You might want to take a sick day one morning and just do the drive and see if it makes you want to ram your car into the guardrail.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:51 PM
 
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STill a commute like that is often less painful than having to squeeze under a river twice a day, and often quicker. And door to door often beats waiting for this that and the other thing. Plus its in America, you don't have to go to new York.
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 AM
 
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No, my point is that you're still having to deal with all of those people at the three busiest river crossings at the worst time of day. That drive would be okay even by 10:30 or so, but not at 8.
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Old Yesterday, 08:08 AM
 
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Thanks all. Im going in for an interview and have scheduled it so that I can test the commute. The other day I set Wayze on at 730 and it said an hour 15 min which I find hard to believe. I just had a chat with them and we agreed that if it worked I would work at home 2/3 days a week which I guess makes it better
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 AM
 
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Why did you choose to live in Old Bridge? Are you able to move closer if you accept the job?
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Old Yesterday, 09:32 AM
 
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If your waze or other mapping shows that i believe because hopefully the majority of the time the main road might not be screwed up. Also keep in mind to develop alternatives say if the gsp shows all red or is the old bumper to bumper you are familiar with other roads.
With no traffic its prob less time I worked in Clifton years ago, depends on traffic.
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 AM
 
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We found a great place thats near family, worked for our budget and was fair to both our current commutes. We are just about to have a baby so moving is not an option right now. I have the option of GSP or TPK so if one is jammed up I can try the other. I think 2 days commute would be acceptable for the extra salary thats on the table. I just have to get them to agree.
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Old Today, 06:56 AM
 
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I have an office in Fair Lawn and plenty of people who work there live south of Old Bridge.
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