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Old 12-28-2007, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Looking for a realistic commute time, its about 37 miles door to door, I know rainy days, snowy days, etc are going to be bad but I am curious what the average commute time will be.

Does it make much difference to leave a little early say 6:30 -7:00 AM with a return commute about 4:30 - 5:00 PM.

Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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Those are probably the worst times. You have slowups thru Frederick from 26 to past 85, again at Urbana exit, often at 109 (must be because there are trees in the median), again at Clarksville Rd, then it just depends. These are the normal slowdowns for no discernible reason. Accidents really make a mess. The times I have to drive in, I figure on leaving the house at 5am and leave work by 3pm and it usually isn't bad.

It might take longer except on bad days but an option would be to take the Frederick MARC train to Rockville metro/train stop right in the town center. I think there is a way to skirt around the east side of Frederick to get to the train stations.
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Old 12-28-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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Those are probably the worst times. You have slowups thru Frederick from 26 to past 85, again at Urbana exit, often at 109 (must be because there are trees in the median), again at Clarksville Rd, then it just depends. These are the normal slowdowns for no discernible reason. Accidents really make a mess. The times I have to drive in, I figure on leaving the house at 5am and leave work by 3pm and it usually isn't bad.

It might take longer except on bad days but an option would be to take the Frederick MARC train to Rockville metro/train stop right in the town center. I think there is a way to skirt around the east side of Frederick to get to the train stations.
Thanks for the reply I have looked into the train schedule as well as the commuter bus schedule since a commuter bus/metro trip would also be possible. Probably about 50% of the time I will need to have my car so I am trying to figure out what the realistic commute time will be. My commute times are flexible to an extent but on most days I wont be coming home until 4:30 ish. So how long is the commute going to take leaving for work at 6:30 and then coming back home at 4:30? Leaving at 5:00AM isn't a possibility because if I have to leave the house at 5:00AM to go to work I wont take the job
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:35 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I never drive at that time because I know it's horrible. At 5a it would take about 40-45 minutes. I would guess that at peak rush hour you'd be looking at 1:15-1:45 and up if there's an accident. Traffic sucks around here.
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