Friday, February 12, 2010

Back to work: how's your commute?

Some folks were back to work yesterday, but it looks like almost everybody is back today. How was your commute today? As I noticed yesterday, the Metro was slow as molasses. Hopefully not today.

Let me know in the comments how it went and if you have any suggestions to make it easier.

8 comments:

Kenneth Moore said...

http://twitter.com/metroopensdoors/statuses/9014159087

cbae said...

Took me around an hour and fifteen instead of the usual 45 minutes by Metro. Held up for a while because of single-tracking... though I had an amusing announcer who gave us a play-by-play of everything he was doing and thinking. They had to bypass Federal Center (don't know if they've restored service to that station yet).

Andrew said...

If possible, bus might be your best bet. I took the 14th Street bus this morning to downtown and it ran as usual.

IsmeSon said...

For my commute from Col Hgts metro to Union station, it took me perhaps 10-15 minutes longer due to the red line derailment at Faragut North.

Instead for waiting at Gallery Place for the next red line headed to Glenmont (a wait of 17 minutes for a two stop trip), I checked my NextBus DC app on my iPhone and saw that the northbound 80 bus was arriving in 2 minutes so I grabbed that one to North Capitol and Massachusetts Ave. Lo and behold the app was right on the money and the bus ride over was super smooth.

The NextBus DC app is the best use of $2.99!

Jeff said...

For my commute from Columbia Heights Metro to New Carrolton, my normal hour metro ride was 1 hour and 50 minutes. L'Enfant Plaza was extremely crowded on the blue and orange lines, because they were single tracking and lots of riders transfer there.

Anonymous said...

The drive from Columbia Heights to downtown was about 10 minutes. So it was twice as long as usual.

Anonymous said...

Driving from Columbia Heights to downtown is kinda douchey.

Simon Landau said...

The wait times for the Metro were absolutely ridiculous. Can't wait for spring rains to replace winter snow and eliminate the train delays.