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Old 06-26-2014, 02:40 AM
 
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Hello,

I am considering living in Dublin and commuting to work at Milpitas. Would be very helpful if someone could tell me what the typical commute times would be like between these two places in rush hour: ~8AM start from home and ~5PM leave work. Would living in Pleasanton instead, make a big difference in the commute times? Appreciate some guidance with this.

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Old 06-26-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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It's about 45-75 minutes, one way and can be more if there's an accident. Coming from Pleasanton would save a few minutes, but Dublin and Pleasanton are very close. 580 WB in the morning is heavy and so is the transition to 880 and 237. I would try and leave early as 8:00 AM is peak traffic time.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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I wonder if ACE from Pleasanton to Great America and then either an ACE shuttle or connecting to a VTA bus at Lick Mill is a viable option for the OP.

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Old 06-26-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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Thanks very much for your replies.

Will owning an electric vehicle that qualifies to be driven in the express/HOV lanes on I-680 help shave off a few minutes? I do realize that this benefit might go away starting 01/2019.

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Old 06-26-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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Your main back-up on 680 NB will be in the afternoon, heading home. On a good afternoon, the back-up will start in Fremont (Scott Creek Road exit) starting around 4:30 PM, or so. On a bad afternoon (Thursday, Friday, or the day before a holiday), the backup will start further south, around Jacklin Road (in Milpitas).
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:30 PM
 
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Ok. I am still getting familiarized with these areas but looks like what you are pointing out is that the back-ups will mostly occur before I will get to access the express lane (southern parts for 680 NB) and in that case it might not be very helpful. Is that right?

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Old 06-26-2014, 10:36 PM
 
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As far as I know, there is no NB express lane on I-680 (where it is needed the most in the afternoon hours). There is a SB express lane, but from what I have seen, the traffic in the area at rush hour is not that heavy where the express lanes are.
Typical terrible transportation planning from the State of California.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:30 PM
 
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Got it, Thanks!

Btw, I have been tracking the commute times for the past couple of days on google/waze and in the AM rush hour it is ~40-45 min and in the PM rush hour both days it is 1h due to accident on I-680. The accident also took place in the same stretch - I am providing the snapshot of the map showing heavy traffic in red where accident occurred below.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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As far as I know, there is no NB express lane on I-680 (where it is needed the most in the afternoon hours). There is a SB express lane, but from what I have seen, the traffic in the area at rush hour is not that heavy where the express lanes are.
Typical terrible transportation planning from the State of California.
The SB express lane also caused traffic to back up from 680 to where the express lane begins at Hwy 84... it didn't before.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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That's always the worst part of the commute in the afternoon! It's bad without any accidents, and with an accident, traffic just grinds to a halt!

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Got it, Thanks!

Btw, I have been tracking the commute times for the past couple of days on google/waze and in the AM rush hour it is ~40-45 min and in the PM rush hour both days it is 1h due to accident on I-680. The accident also took place in the same stretch - I am providing the snapshot of the map showing heavy traffic in red where accident occurred below.
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