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Old 12-26-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I'm applying for an internship that's based out of Hunt Valley. I live in College Park. Has anyone done a similar commute (Eastern part of DC/its burbs to Northern part of Baltimore Beltway)? How is it? Would I face lighter traffic than I would if I was commuting the opposite way?
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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That is one hell of a commute.


But all I know is that the 83 is a reverse commute during that time of day and the B'more beltway isn't as bad as the DC beltway traffic wise. Though google maps says you can take the BW pkway then get on the 695 beltway.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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If internship means doing this a couple times of month? Sure; you tough it out.
Even if it means a month or so opportunity... OK. Maybe find a roomie to bunk in with.

But to commit to that schlep as an every day long term deal? No way.

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Old 12-26-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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Yeah, it'd be every day for a couple months. Guess I shouldn't bother :/ it'd be hard for me to find a roomie to bunk with for a month, especially since I'd still be paying for my place in College Park.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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MARC train Camden line and light rail takes you almost door to door. You can also use a folding bike if you need to travel a bit to the trains. Long trip but very doable using the trains. Don't drive car.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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MARC train Camden line and light rail takes you almost door to door. You can also use a folding bike if you need to travel a bit to the trains. Long trip but very doable using the trains. Don't drive car.
That would definitely save some wear on your car but you ain't kidding about that being a long trip.

If this internship was only for a couple months and it was something you really wanted to do I wouldn't rule it out. Hope it's a paid internship though . I'd bet you could keep it under an hour and a half most days...you'd be going against traffic on the first part of 95 as well as 83, but could run into some trouble on 95 closer to Baltimore as well as 695. Probably would still be at least an hour and half but there are even back roads you could take to avoid 695.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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If you leave in the mornings say 6:00, you won't run into any traffic at all. As for leaving, you should try to get on 695 before 3:00.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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You can also use a folding bike if you need to travel a bit to the trains. http://www.depin.info/g.gif (broken link)
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Plan on spending about 3 hours total every day. I commuted from Towson to Upper Marlboro for 4 months and had to quit because it was too much.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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MARC train Camden line and light rail takes you almost door to door. You can also use a folding bike if you need to travel a bit to the trains. Long trip but very doable using the trains. Don't drive car.
This actually isn't an awful idea for a temporary gig. Estimates on this board say the car trip averages 90 minutes in traffic.

Marc to Camden from CP is 60 minutes.

Light rail to Hunt valley is 55 minutes.

So 1:55 plus transfer time vs. 1:30. Yeah it will be longer but you can use that time to sleep, which it sounds like you may need to do with this internship.

If you get a student-discounted monthly MARC ticket, it's $127 from CP, and can be used on the light rail also. That's going to end up being way cheaper than driving.

I wouldn't want to do it for an extended period of time but I would opt for the train in this scenerio.
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