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Old 04-30-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Brymax, may I suggest a 6:30 pm flight out of BWI? You would have to leave Sterling at 1:00.
Have you seen the 2.99 per pound broccoli yet? or the eight Dollar bags of oranges? Did you notice 2 buck chuck is 3.99+tax?
Gah, that bugs me every time I go into TJs!
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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It's MUCH more expensive once you get to Reston and points westward. It cost me $4.90 each way when I went to Brambleton from Reston. $10 round-trip?! Forget that!
That's because the Greedway starts west of 28. No need to do that unless you're really in a hurry. The best way to get to Brambleton from Reston and vice versa without paying tolls is 606-28-LCP.

When I give directions to Brambleton for DC friends, I give them three options:
- fast but expensive (66-267-Greedway-LCP)
- slightly slower but cheaper (66-267-28-Waxpool-LCP)
- really slow but totally free (66-28-Waxpool-LCP or 66-50-LCP-Evergreen Mill-Ryan)
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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Yessssss! I take mostly back roads to get to/from work, so the lack of buses and students and such make summer commutes much quicker than other times of the year.
this isn't true at all for US1 (oh i mean route 1) and I-95. it is gridlock during the summer on most afternoons and sat mid mornings and sun evenings. everyone is out going to the beach and what not and there is only one way back to PW/Stafford/Fredericksburg
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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That's because the Greedway starts west of 28. No need to do that unless you're really in a hurry. The best way to get to Brambleton from Reston and vice versa without paying tolls is 606-28-LCP.

When I give directions to Brambleton for DC friends, I give them three options:
- fast but expensive (66-267-Greedway-LCP)
- slightly slower but cheaper (66-267-28-Waxpool-LCP)
- really slow but totally free (66-28-Waxpool-LCP or 66-50-LCP-Evergreen Mill-Ryan)
Yes. I know this "back way" now. When I first moved here I was dating a guy who lived in South Riding and wanted to go to see a movie in Brambleton. I just plugged it into the GPS, and the GreedWay is how Garmin took me. Now I'm a pretty good expert on a lot of local roads and have even taught a friend how to take a short-cut to DC.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Just stop it! All-o-ya'll.

I was told the Mixing Bowl was the worst... and then I was told here that Sterling to Alexandria was the worst. Well i enter AT the Mixing Bowl. 395 to 495 to the toll road. Left @ 5:10 yesterday. 1 hour. DONE!

And it's only going to get better once all that great road work is done. Course I say that being the parent company of the contractor doing all that freeway work here.

Stay positive friends... Traffic in Iraq is worst!
The truth finally comes out! You stand to make money and need to sell us a positive image. Well, I'm not buying it. I used to live in Alexandria. I don't find what you're saying to match what I see on the roads everyday. Traffic is slightly better than it used to be, supposedly thanks to the lousy economy, but it can still be real awful at times.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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Just stop it! All-o-ya'll.

I was told the Mixing Bowl was the worst... and then I was told here that Sterling to Alexandria was the worst. Well i enter AT the Mixing Bowl. 395 to 495 to the toll road. Left @ 5:10 yesterday. 1 hour. DONE!

And it's only going to get better once all that great road work is done. Course I say that being the parent company of the contractor doing all that freeway work here.

Stay positive friends... Traffic in Iraq is worst!
Your little stint on the mixing bowl is NOTHING. What--do you enter onto 395 around Edsall and basically hug that shoulder ramp onto 495? That's not where the problem EVER was. Watch the news at night when they show traffic thru the mixing bowl down to Newington. Constant gridlock with the exception of this past Monday evening when it was like a ghost town. Even the news reporter commented on that. Watch the cameras where the people are heading out from the Pentagon area down 395 to Duke Street at around 6:00 p.m. Gridlock.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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The truth finally comes out! You stand to make money and need to sell us a positive image. Well, I'm not buying it. I used to live in Alexandria. I don't find what you're saying to match what I see on the roads everyday. Traffic is slightly better than it used to be, supposedly thanks to the lousy economy, but it can still be real awful at times.
That's a real pet peeve of mine on this board. Backdoor advertising. So many posts are like that. But look at what a twisted world we live in when a 1 hour commute is good.

Lets' say you have three weeks of vacation per year. That's 10 hours on the road per week by 49, which is 490 hours on the road per year. That's 20 days at 24 hours per day, which is equal to your three week vacation. Or 61 work days at 8 hours per day.

Two months of work time per year spent on the road! That's a good commute? And like I said, rolling along the toll road is actually better than most commute routes.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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Sorry, did that... Not THAT bad!

BS...not sure what your agenda is other than to push buttons, but we all live and have to drive around here and I commuted 66 for 3 years and it sucked. I either had to leave at or before 4 or leave after 6:30-7 to have a decent commute in the pm...and that's supposed to be the reverse commute. When you have to plan your work day based on your commute, then the commute sucks.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Brymax, may I suggest a 6:30 pm flight out of BWI? You would have to leave Sterling at 1:00.
Have you seen the 2.99 per pound broccoli yet? or the eight Dollar bags of oranges? Did you notice 2 buck chuck is 3.99+tax?
Not BWI for an early evening flight! That's cruel and unusual punishment, especially on summer Friday. The trip to the airport can take longer than the flight.

Re: The Mixing Bowl: The information you had received might be outdated. There was a massive reconstruction project that fixed the issues at Springfield in the last few years, such that most of the delays have been alleviated, though traffic does in Newington for drivers headed south. It used to be common to sit on The Beltway in both directions from mid-late afternoon into the evening, from Telegraph Road to Braddock Road but no longer.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: DMV/Bos/NYC?
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That's because the Greedway starts west of 28. No need to do that unless you're really in a hurry. The best way to get to Brambleton from Reston and vice versa without paying tolls is 606-28-LCP.

When I give directions to Brambleton for DC friends, I give them three options:
- fast but expensive (66-267-Greedway-LCP)
- slightly slower but cheaper (66-267-28-Waxpool-LCP)
- really slow but totally free (66-28-Waxpool-LCP or 66-50-LCP-Evergreen Mill-Ryan)
Haha, good one, cd, I do the exact same thing, and give recommendations depending on who is coming to visit. I even give the one from Rt. 7 from Tyson's Corner to Ashburn. I find that those who try to be cheap about it ending up getting burnt (don't use GPS to find my house!!), and so they'll take the Greenway out of the area going back home. Me and my wife don't take it all the time, but we both do it in a pinch. It's amazing how much shorter it makes the commute.
And yes, it is the "Greedway". It simply makes no sense to charge that much money for a 15-mile road. With those prices, if you use it round-trip, you're looking at the price that it costs to take the tunnels/bridges into NYC. I looked at the rates for the toll road that we used to live off of in Dallas, and got upset! It's less than here for a further distance, and you don't even have to get on it, you can take the service roads!!
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