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Old 09-02-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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Just a quick question about commuting: My husband and I currently live in Owings Mills, northwest of Baltimore, and work in the city near Camden Yards. I am thinking of eventually getting a job in either Bowie or DC (there are several companies in both places that I am interested in). However, I doubt my husband will be changing jobs for at least a few years. I was wondering if anyone has done the commute from Bowie to DC, or Bowie to Baltimore? If so, did you drive or take the MARC train? And was it tolerable or completely hellish?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:03 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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If you guys do move I would recommend Bowie or Odenton along Marc's penn line, forget the Camden line that thing is awful. The commute cor your husband will be easy, all he has to do is take the MARC to Penn station then transfer to the light rail or he could drive to a Camden line station and take that straight up to Camden Yards station.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. So it sounds like the Baltimore commute wouldn't be too bad...and the Penn line commute from Bowie to DC looks tolerable, so that's good!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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The commute from Bowie to downtown Baltimore is not bad in the morning -- if you drive, you can take the Baltimore Washington Parkway (the fastest), or 3 to 97 to 695 to the Parkway (also a swift ride with little gridlock). In the evening rush hour, however, the Parkway and 695 can get very thick. The Parkway south can be stop and go at times. It's still not that bad, relatively speaking.

Speaking of the light rail, there is a station in Anne Arundel County that you can reach off 97 (I believe it is Linthicum) and park and ride into the city.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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I live next to Bowie Town Center and commuted to Foggy Bottom all summer (now I commute to Tyson's Corner and sob to myself as I sit in the beltway parking lot...). My fiance dropped me off at New Carrollton station and I took the metro in. I've also taken MARC. Door to door, including the drive to the metro, the train itself, and walking to my office, it was about an hour each way, but by no means miserable. I would give almost anything to have that commute again.

Never been to Baltimore in rush hour but our friends live outside of Owings Mills so we make that drive regularly and that's not so bad either.
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