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Old 08-11-2009, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Burbank
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I am considering a job that would have me spending a week in training and then a meeting one day a week to attend in Orange near Katella ave. I am in Burbank by toluca lake. I am told its one hour with no traffic and 2 1/2 with. I have only lived here a couple months and I know traffic can be bad but when is it 2 1/2 and when is it 1? If i have to be there at 8am when would I leave? I looked at the train and between all the transfers its about 3 1/2 hours to get there. please advise....
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:13 AM
 
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That is probably correct. If you want to save time leave at 5AM and plan to spend some time at the House of Pancakes enjoying breakfast. Or find a friend that you can stay overnight with the day before the meeting.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:50 AM
 
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It's one hour around 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. After 5 a.m., the truck traffic starts getting heavy on I-5. Anytime before 2 a.m., traffic can be bad on I-5.

You probably want to leave at 5 a.m. to be there by 8 a.m.

Unfortunately, coming home at 5 p.m. means you probably won't get home until 8 p.m.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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oh that is terrible...not sure if I can do that ...ugh!
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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It's taken me 3 hours before.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: coastlines
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Eeeeuuuuuuwwwwwww.

UB50's right on!!

If you don't have a chauffeur, better get books on tape. It's gonna be ugly.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:49 PM
 
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If you are going to work in Orange county, and don't have a huge amount of money, try looking in Santa Ana and Garden Grove for places to live.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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1 Day a week? You can't do that? I do it everyday from Los Feliz to Anaheim.

Your commute would be a bit further however, but not by much.

There (unless there's an accident or something wrong) is NO traffic at 6am. Heading SOUTH on the 5.

If there is traffic on the 5 you can take the 110 to 91. The 710 to 91. The 60 to the 57.

You have plenty of options.

My average commute south in the morning is 40-50min. If there is traffic or a bad accident then 1-1.5 hours but that is RARE.

Going NORTH is a different story.
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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1 Day a week? You can't do that? I do it everyday from Los Feliz to Anaheim.

Your commute would be a bit further however, but not by much.

There (unless there's an accident or something wrong) is NO traffic at 6am. Heading SOUTH on the 5.

If there is traffic on the 5 you can take the 110 to 91. The 710 to 91. The 60 to the 57.

You have plenty of options.

My average commute south in the morning is 40-50min. If there is traffic or a bad accident then 1-1.5 hours but that is RARE.

Going NORTH is a different story.
Don't forget that gas is going up to $3.00 a gal again. If you drive a gas guzzler, that could be a significent expense.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Can you take Metrolink?
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