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Old 11-26-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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Hi folks,

I will move to January and my employer just informed me on short notice that I will be assigned to work in Rialto. I planned on moving in with my girl in West Hollywood, but now I am wondering how bad the commute will actually be.

Googlemaps estimates West Hollywood - Rialto: 63.9mi - about 1 hour 14mins ( up to 2 hours, 20 mins in traffic).

What is most likely? I could imagine that leaving around 7am would help and the fact that it should be a reverse commute (against main traffic) might also be beneficial?

Any experience or good tips would be much appreciated. Thank you so much.

Raimar
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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That is a terrible idea. First of all, there is very little "reverse commutes" in LA. Secondly, that drive in at normal commute times would be an absolute nightmare.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:06 AM
 
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Time to find a new job, new girlfriend, or just forget moving to LA altogether. Even living somewhere midway between Rialto and West Hollywood is going to be a bad commute for both of you. That's just a lot of miles!
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:46 AM
 
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thank you to both of you. great news - just what I expected. LOL.

any other experiences on this?
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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thank you to both of you. great news - just what I expected. LOL.

any other experiences on this?
Nope. There is nothing to add to what they said above. WOW! Hell that would have been hell on earth when I lived there eight years ago, I can only imagine that it would be worst today!
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:32 PM
 
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I wouldn't do that commute.
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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Thank you for your input, guys. This really helps me in my personal planning as well in my argumentation towards my company, who states that the commute would be "a little more than an hour". hahahaha. It's a serious pain, since the llocation change to Rialto is on short notice...The alternative to Rialto was Whittier, and a colleague does the commute every day at 7.15am in 35min (24miles). So that sounds much better to me.Have a good night,Raimar
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Your commute would be hell, but there are some ways to make it a bit easier.

If you're living in WeHo and trying to commute to Rialto, a faster alternative may be taking the San Bernardino Metrolink Line, or you will more often than not find yourself sitting in gridlock the majoirty of your commutes.

Here's the link to Metrolink, and I'll post a link to Sigalert so you can get an idea what the traffic from WeHo to Rialto would be like. I recommend studying the maps at the approximate times you think you'd be traveling.

Metrolink Homepage

Sigalet L.A. & Orange County Report

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: United States
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Default Welcome to Hell!!! HA HA HA!!!HO HO HO!!!! HEE HEE HEE!!!

All joking aside, we drove from Ontario to Hollywood and back on a weekday. I had a job to check out in Ontario. We left Hollywood around 10, I was at the jobsite for maybe 20 minutes and headed back to Hollywood. We got back around 1:30. Total time wasted: 3.5 hours. I believe Rialto is in the same vacinity, correct me if I'm wrong maybe I'm thinking of another town, but I'm pretty sure I saw "Rialto" signs.

I would NEVER make that commute on a daily basis, not for any amount of pay. Live close to work= Sitting in hot traffic=
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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All joking aside, we drove from Ontario to Hollywood and back on a weekday. I had a job to check out in Ontario. We left Hollywood around 10, I was at the jobsite for maybe 20 minutes and headed back to Hollywood. We got back around 1:30. Total time wasted: 3.5 hours. I believe Rialto is in the same vacinity, correct me if I'm wrong maybe I'm thinking of another town, but I'm pretty sure I saw "Rialto" signs.

I would NEVER make that commute on a daily basis, not for any amount of pay. Live close to work= Sitting in hot traffic=
rialto is about 20 miles farther than ontario.
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