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Old 07-27-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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Does anybody have any info on how long the commute would be from downtown Baltimore to Ft. Meade? According to Gmaps it would be 30 minutes, but somehow I doubt that. Thanks for anything you can provide.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Quicker? Even at rush hour? I was expecting people to say it would take longer.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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It will most likely be shorter than 30 minutes. Both 95 and 295 traffic doesn't get bad until you hit the Laurel area. Fort Meade is before that.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Does anybody have any info on how long the commute would be from downtown Baltimore to Ft. Meade? According to Gmaps it would be 30 minutes, but somehow I doubt that. Thanks for anything you can provide.
That commute time is probably pretty accurate. It all depends on what time of day you're traveling to and from work. On a day like today (seriously...it must have snowed or something) you're looking at a longer commute, but there are times where the commute will come in better than the estimate.

For a trip from Baltimore to Fort Meade, 95 moves very quickly although you'd have to take 32 which is kind of slow where it meets 95. 32 is still a better option than 175 with all those traffic lights. 295 can be really nice or really bad with complete unpredictability. It tends to move well although you run into problems at West Nursery Road and 175. Generally these backups are mild, but during rush hour during the school year they tend to be worse. They appear to be widening 295 so that will eventually help. Listen to AM 1090 to help you choose 95 or 295.

To return from Fort Meade to Baltimore can also be tricky depending on the time of day. 295 gets bad northbound up until it connects with 695. This tends to happen starting at 4 PM. 32 to 95 normally runs great, although people tend to crash in the tunnels on 95 which can make getting the final couple miles into the city a bear sometimes. However, it seems like people tend to prefer crashing on 895 more often than they crash in 95's tunnels.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. This is some good stuff and could even be useful for the choice of neigborhood to live.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I used to commute fom Fort Meade to Baltimore and it usually took about 40 minutes.
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