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Old 10-18-2010, 10:53 AM
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I dont think you will have a problem parking there. The Park Police monitor that parking lot often. looking for people unloading 4wheelers and dirtbikes. So they are in the parking lot often.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:00 AM
Location: Washington, DC area
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Originally Posted by melundie View Post
I visited Bowie over the weekend and it looks like a serious contender for our future home. Now my only question is regarding commute.

It looks like I would get on the MARC train at Bowie State (anyone know about parking here??) and transfer to Metro at Union Station.

What kind of commute is my fiance looking at going from Bowie (near rt. 50) to Alexandria (just off rt. 1)? FYI--he needs to be at work by 11am so he probably won't be on the road during the height of rush-hour...
I don't think it fills up, but it might get close. As far as safety, I think it's about the same as any other park and ride. Just don't leave your GPS in the window and you should be fine.

The commute to Alexandria wouldln't be bad at all at that time of day. Even during rush hour, it would be better than going into DC or around the top side of the beltway through college park and silver spring.

Both of you could also do METRO from New Carleton and I also think metro bus has express routes from Bowie, but not sure.

BTW, Bowie is a very nice area and it's a great location, close to DC and Baltimore and the Bay Bridge.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:24 PM
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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Well, fortunately, you're probably aware that the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (Beltway crossing) was completely rebuilt, 2 years ago. The new bridge is MUCH wider than before, with many more lanes which has eliminated the horrendous daily backups. You can check bus schedules here http://www.wmata.com/bus
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