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Old 06-08-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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I'll be staying in Glassboro and heading in to Philly on a Monday morning. Will I be okay at 830? Or should I wait until 9am?

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Old 06-08-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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I would wait. One time I had to drive from Ocean City to Collingswood to cover a call out, and I thought 55 might be better than 42 at rush hour...it was horrible! It was okay until it bottlenecks where it goes to one lane prior to merging onto 42. I sat there on that last mile for 25 minutes.
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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Thank you. I drive from NH to Boston frequently and find 9am to be the magic to avoid traffic. Was just curious how the timing was down there.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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Yep, 9:00 seems like the North East magic number.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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Interesting.. I always go for earlier.... 7am earlier. Still isnt great. Maybe I'll try the 9
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:19 AM
 
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This is why the state needs to build the Glassboro light rail.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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I drive occasionally into the city on rt 42 and for me 7am is the magic number, at least until school is out for summer, but I do end up getting into the office by 8am most days. On a normal day, every minute after 7am pretty much adds 10 min to the commute time. Just be aware that since PATCO is all messed up for the summer, many train commuters will now be driving. Last Monday I left at 7:10 and didn't get in until 8:45...over 90 minutes to go less than 20 miles.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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I'll be staying in Glassboro and heading in to Philly on a Monday morning. Will I be okay at 830? Or should I wait until 9am?

Thanks.
At this time NJT has express buses to Philadelphia via the 408. At 6:10&6:45 am with 6:45 am being faster due to less stops. All other trips go via Gloucester city then express to Philly but if what people say about rte 55 is true then this may be advantageous since the 408's route skips a bit of the traffic.

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Old 06-10-2014, 05:29 PM
 
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I drive occasionally into the city on rt 42 and for me 7am is the magic number, at least until school is out for summer, but I do end up getting into the office by 8am most days. On a normal day, every minute after 7am pretty much adds 10 min to the commute time. Just be aware that since PATCO is all messed up for the summer, many train commuters will now be driving. Last Monday I left at 7:10 and didn't get in until 8:45...over 90 minutes to go less than 20 miles.
Dude that's too long try 406 on rte 70 or 400 on black horse pike. They are much quicker than they appear. Plus both are very frequent. 400 has am X trips that skip many stops. And pm ones too.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:29 PM
 
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We are just on "vacation". Heading in to Franklin Institute. I like to get an early start since my kids are up at oh dark thirty anyway.

Visiting inlaws who live nearby and meeting them in the city for the day. Neither of them drive into the city for work so they can't answer these pressing questions for me...ha ha.
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