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Old 08-26-2015, 06:54 AM
 
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Not exactly shocking.

My Way News - Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:57 AM
 
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And yet new homes and luxury apartments continue to be thrown up along the most congested roadways in the area.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:10 AM
 
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Not surprising at all. It's always us and L.A. battling for the top spot.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: DC
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If people want to know why DC is gentrifying, point them to this. It is the primary reason, and will remain the primary reason. The worse the traffic is in the burbs, the more attractive living close to the core will be. Right now, traffic is hellish and there is no easy solution other than to opt out of it as much as possible.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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Number 1, number 1, number 1.

It's good to know that I can move literally anywhere else in America and experience less traffic. It can literally only get better.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:31 PM
 
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a selection of regular topics on this board:

where can i get 4 acres and work in arlington?
hubby works in tyson's, we love gainesville!
love the new homes in stafford, working at l'enfant, doable?
absolutely need 5,000 square foot home, budget is $400,000, also i work at pentagon
out of towner, buying in manassas, working in georgetown, commute doesn't look that bad from maps??
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
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Today's Washington Post expanded on the report with this article:

The U.S. is choking on its traffic and it's going to get worse

A few interesting excerpts regarding our area::

“If you look at corridors like the Capital Beltway, it’s going to be hard to figure out how you scale up to make it accommodate another million people, 20 or 25 percent more travel demand,” said Tim Lomax, co-author of a joint report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the traffic monitoring firm Inrix. “We need to figure out how to use our existing capacity smarter.”

“One of the strategies we point to is, have some realistic expectations,” Lomax said. “If you live in Washington, D.C., for example, and you don’t think you’re going to encounter traffic congestion on the way to work, you must work the night shift.”

“You see the jobs sort of chasing the workers out into the suburbs,” he said, citing the development of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia. “The people who developed Tysons thought, ‘Oh, well, let’s move out to where the houses are.’ Now you see people commuting really long distances into Tysons Corner. The houses just went farther out” into suburbia.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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Today's Washington Post expanded on the report with this article:

The U.S. is choking on its traffic and it's going to get worse

A few interesting excerpts regarding our area::

“If you look at corridors like the Capital Beltway, it’s going to be hard to figure out how you scale up to make it accommodate another million people, 20 or 25 percent more travel demand,” said Tim Lomax, co-author of a joint report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the traffic monitoring firm Inrix. “We need to figure out how to use our existing capacity smarter.”

“One of the strategies we point to is, have some realistic expectations,” Lomax said. “If you live in Washington, D.C., for example, and you don’t think you’re going to encounter traffic congestion on the way to work, you must work the night shift.”

“You see the jobs sort of chasing the workers out into the suburbs,” he said, citing the development of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia. “The people who developed Tysons thought, ‘Oh, well, let’s move out to where the houses are.’ Now you see people commuting really long distances into Tysons Corner. The houses just went farther out” into suburbia.
Yep. The thing that kind of sucks is traffic isn't getting bad getting into DC like it once was. It is bad getting to DC, Tysons, Chantilly, Dulles, Reston, Arlington etc. Pretty much everywhere in the area.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:04 PM
 
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a selection of regular topics on this board:

where can i get 4 acres and work in arlington?
hubby works in tyson's, we love gainesville!
love the new homes in stafford, working at l'enfant, doable?
absolutely need 5,000 square foot home, budget is $400,000, also i work at pentagon
out of towner, buying in manassas, working in georgetown, commute doesn't look that bad from maps??

So true.
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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If all these commuters try to go to work at the very same time each day, then traffic to wherever work is will be terrible each day. The solution is that many more workers either work from home or work non-standard hours. It isn't just "the night shift" that offers traffic-free rides to work.
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