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Old 11-03-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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I just accepted a job in Pleasanton and am hearing that my commute each way will be anywhere from 1 to 3 hours each way. I am interested to hear the real story - what am I in for? I assume I will need to to take the 80 and 680 and pay a toll each day. Would going the 5 to the 12 make sense? Any reasonable alternatives. Help/advice greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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Hm, hard to say, but 3 hours is ridiculous. With NO traffic, I'd say 40 minutes. With traffic, double that. Best thing to do is try the 5 to the 12 and see what happens!

Too bad you couldn't sell your home and move to Tracy or Mountain House where your commute would be much closer for the same cost or less...

Last edited by tstieber; 11-03-2010 at 09:22 AM.. Reason: forgot to finish
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I believe the 3 hours. 80, is always traffic-filled especially during commute times, it takes me 20-30 minutes to go to Berkeley most days, and I live about 2 miles from the 580/80 interchange; that's 6 freeway miles max. 5-12 should be OK, and it will like be 2 hours round trip.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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I just accepted a job in Pleasanton and am hearing that my commute each way will be anywhere from 1 to 3 hours each way. I am interested to hear the real story - what am I in for? I assume I will need to to take the 80 and 680 and pay a toll each day. Would going the 5 to the 12 make sense? Any reasonable alternatives. Help/advice greatly appreciated!
That is a brutal commute. You are either taking 80 into the East Bay, or 680, neither is great, even during off-peak hours. Better find a Van Pool if you can.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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I just accepted a job in Pleasanton and am hearing that my commute each way will be anywhere from 1 to 3 hours each way. I am interested to hear the real story - what am I in for? I assume I will need to to take the 80 and 680 and pay a toll each day. Would going the 5 to the 12 make sense? Any reasonable alternatives. Help/advice greatly appreciated!
The only route is 80 to 680.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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I just accepted a job in Pleasanton and am hearing that my commute each way will be anywhere from 1 to 3 hours each way. I am interested to hear the real story - what am I in for? I assume I will need to to take the 80 and 680 and pay a toll each day. Would going the 5 to the 12 make sense? Any reasonable alternatives. Help/advice greatly appreciated!

Eegads you will get stopped up in Walnut Creek/Concord for sure. Not sure about when you split from 80 in Fairfield area but It sounds like bad news. Maybe rent a cheap room in the area. The gas you spend would be the same as a 1bdrm rental.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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You could also try 80 to 780 to 680. It might be shorter. 80 to 580 could work out pretty well actually. Once you finally get out of 80, 580 is actually a reverse commute and typically smooth sailing. The 580/680 split tends to be a bit slow, but you might be able to take the streets. I am guessing you work in an Office PArk, hopefully that's Hacienda so you can get off at Hopyard or Hacienda. If not you can easily get off at San Ramon/Foothill and drive over to Stoneridge and the 680 ramp if you need to go to Bernal Road.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Thank you all very much! I will definitely respond to other's posts to try to return the favor. The new office in Pleasanton is across the street from the BART station. A co-worker told me I may be able to take a bus from Vacaville to Pleasant Hill BART, then either take BART or a shuttle to Pleasanton. I just need to make it work. If I like Pleasanton, we may just move there in a year or so if we can sell our house.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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Thank you all very much! I will definitely respond to other's posts to try to return the favor. The new office in Pleasanton is across the street from the BART station. A co-worker told me I may be able to take a bus from Vacaville to Pleasant Hill BART, then either take BART or a shuttle to Pleasanton. I just need to make it work. If I like Pleasanton, we may just move there in a year or so if we can sell our house.
The old Cisco building that was empty for years?

Trains go out from Stockton/Tracy and stuff... ACE Train and you can transfer in Livermore to BART.
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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It is at 5860 Owens Dr. I am not sure if it was Cisco. It is State Fund now.
I am finding that even if I get to the Pleasant Hill BART station, it would not make sense to take BART to Pleasanton. I am hearing there may be a shuttle from Pleasant Hill station to Pleasanton BART. If that does not work, I will try to find a carpool partner.
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