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Old 10-31-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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What is the drive like in the morning and afternoon during rush hour? If I need to get to work at 8:30, what time should I leave home. I am deciding on whether or not to take a job offer but don't what a hellish commute every day.

If I got a job in DC off the Orange Line, would it be easier to take Metro into DC than to take the Beltway around to the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area every day?
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Old 11-03-2007, 11:23 PM
 
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Hi,

OK, I'm not sure I understand - so you live in Largo and want to know if it would be better to take the metro to a stop on the orange line (in DC), or to drive on the beltway (if you take a job) ... is that right? You'll love this, but I have no idea, just trying to clarify and to get someone out there who can help you! But I'm still not 100% sure I understand the logistics ... Maybe if I re-read you currently commute to Chevy Chase and are wondering if the new location, if you take the job, would be a reasonable commute ... Brainfry here, sorry
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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Hi Thanks for asking me to clarify. I am currently looking for a new job. I was just wondering which scenario is better:

# 1. Working in Bethesda/Chevy Chase and having to go around the beltway each day from Largo to Bethesda.

#2. Working in DC, and having to take the Blue/Orange line in and then walking 1/2 mile or so to the place of employment.

Unfortunately, jobs are not plentiful in PG County and it looks like I'll have to commute somewhere, either to another county or into DC.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Work in DC, much more consistent commute.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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There is a lot of traffic on the Outer Loop between PG County and Bethesda in the morning (much of it is heading to the Tyson's area), especially between 8-9. And then there can be significant congestion after you exit the Beltway, particularly on the routes that lead into DC.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: 16th St Heights
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Sounds like working in DC would be your best bet. I live in Silver Spring and work in Kensington--about 5 miles from my house. I don't go to work until 10:30 a.m. and even at that time, the traffic is off the chain most days. The gridlock is even worse on the way home. I can only imagine how bad it must be for folks who work a traditional schedule.
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