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Old 05-19-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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OK, be honest guys-- how awful is the commute? is there a feasible bus route I can find, or should i look into carpooling? I have a job interview tomorrow, so I'm planning on driving (and maybe getting a two hour head start...). But could anyone give me some realistic details on what the commute is like?
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Most people are going to tell you that it would not be a fun commute. I personally know several people who commute to Bellevue from Puyallup; it's NOT fun, but it can be done. I think some people take the Sounder commuter train from Puyallup to Seattle then ride the bus to Bellevue. This might be an option worth considring. In your case, if you were to do this, you would drive to the Sounder Train station in Tacoma and ride it all the way to Seattle, then take a bus to Bellevue. It would be long, but might be better than sitting in the car, and probably cheaper too. However, the train ride to Tacoma from Seattle is even longer than it is to Puyallup.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Tacoma to Seattle to Bellevue is way out of the way, but probably is the fastest way on public transportation. I'd check the King County Metro
Rideshare site for a vanpool, there has to be one needing another rider.

If you were to drive, count on jammed up traffic around the dome through Fife, again in Federal Way, all the way through the Renton S curves and
into Bellevue. Worse in the evening going back. The only other route is 167 and that's usually worse.

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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That's a pretty horrible commute traffic or not. Why not live in Bellevue?
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