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Old 02-18-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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Need information on commuting to Crystal City (DC) near the Pentagon from Woodbridge, VA
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:29 AM
 
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You can drive or you can take the VRE train. I'm sure there are buses as well but I'm not as knowledgable on them. Metro doesn't extend out to Woodbridge.

During non-rush hour, you can make the commute up I-95 in some 25 minutes. During rush-hour, you're looking at 40 minutes at a minimum; probably 50 minutes on average. VRE from Woodbridge to Crystal City runs around 35-40 minutes.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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Depending on whether or not you take HOV and what time of day will greatly impact your drive time. I would figure well over an hour if not on HOV. There is also the option to slug as well...you park at the commuter lot and wait at the bus stop (yes, the buses are an option too) and cars with less than the 3 necessary riders for HOV would stop and offer to drive you in (you would be the slug in this scenerio). A LARGE number of pentagon employees use this option. There is a specific slug stop at the Pentagon and there may be one in Crystal City but some drivers are desperate and you could always ask if they'd be willing to go closer to your specific work location also. I wouldn't attempt driving up 95 during rush hour and not being in the HOV lanes.
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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get ready for one of the worst areas when it comes to traffic. Not sure where you are moving from but NoVa is terrible. Also personally I have never seen worse drivers. Anywhere!

I have lived all over the world.

Give yourself plenty of time. Lots of bumper to bumper traffic. Most don't use turn signals and are pushy, but you will see that in your supermarket I am sure.

I hope you will be well compensated to put up with what's here.

Yes I am not a fan of the area... Moving to the west!

Good luck though.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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I feel sorry for you.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:01 PM
 
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You can drive or you can take the VRE train. I'm sure there are buses as well but I'm not as knowledgable on them. Metro doesn't extend out to Woodbridge. During non-rush hour, you can make the commute up I-95 in some 25 minutes. During rush-hour, you're looking at 40 minutes at a minimum; probably 50 minutes on average. VRE from Woodbridge to Crystal City runs around 35-40 minutes.
Yeah, here's one time when VRE might be a very good match. There are six rush hour trains each way between Crystal City and Woodbridge. Arrive in CC between 6:30 and 9:00 am, arrive back in WB between 4:20 and 7:20 pm. Monthly pass would be $170. If it's at all workable, it would be a plus. That drive can be one of the absolute worst if you can't do HOV...
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