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Old 12-24-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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My husband was recently offered a position in Bridgeport, Ct. He is contemplating commuting there while we figure out things (moving, etc). Has anyone done this commute? Did you drive? or take the ferry? How long? How was traffic, etc? We aren't thinking of this as a long term solution, but want to figure out if it's doable in the short-term. Thanks for any info!
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Live in NY, work in CT
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I would think between the time and cost of the ferry or (alternatively) the traffic and cost of the toll bridges that it would be insane. It would take you at least close to 2 hours each way. I recently started a p/t job in the Bridgeport area commuting from southern Westchester which is half the distance you would go and it takes me about 40-45 minutes each way and that's doing it during non-rush hour and no toll or ferry expense.

This is going to sound crazy but is there anyone he knows he could stay with during the week who lives at least in the Bronx or Westchester, if not in CT (even if the other direction, that is, farther from LI than closer)? Obviously he could find a temporary place or even a motel, but that would probably negate the bridge/gas/ferry costs.

Ironically, a somewhat similar thread came out in the last day as well on here: //www.city-data.com/forum/conne...questions.html. You may want to post on the Long Island forum as well to see if others there had your dilemma in the past.

Good luck, I know jobs are tough out there!

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Old 12-26-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I agree it would be a difficult commute but not impossible. I do know someone who did for a short while but they said it was not fun. I agree it might be better for your husband to find some temporary accommodations until a permanent move could be made. Jay
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