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Anyone take the VRE starting from Fredericksburg everyday? My husband and I like the town but wondering if this ride will be too exhausting. Will come off at Union, so no transfers.

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If you had a choice to be a closer to work, I would definitely take it. The amount of random delays, not even taking account that a little rain or snow will almost guarantee a 30 minute delay, happen way too often. Everyday when I got off the train I felt pretty exhausted and didn’t want to do anything for the rest of the day.

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I agree! I am 33 weeks pregnant and I can relateb

Norfolk Southern owns the tracks south from Washington DC, and their traffic takes priority. VRE leases rail time slots from them, hence the issues with delays.

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It’s better than driving on freaking 95... but, VRE is very unpredictable.. lot of delays

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Yea I told him no way if I have to drive on 95. There are commuter buses, but buses are so uncomfortable.

Well, it’s all because rent is cheaper...

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Time is money

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VRE is available until 6.48 pm I believe

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Don’t do it! Way too long and unpredictable

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Really? Oh no. 😖

I don’t understand why anyone would live more than an hour door-to-door from work. Your time is worth so much more

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A lot more house of course and friends are near.

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It's a tough choice to make, sadly, because we're not building enough affordable housing closer to DC, and refuse to invest in transportation infrastructure outside of more toll highways.

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A real investment in expanded mass transit in the region would be immensely helpful as well. If you build the right infrastructure, that can cut the commute from exurbs from 1+ hours to something more manageable. Adding more HOT lanes isn't the solution, we need to get cars off the road and have expanded rail and rapid bus transit.

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That is a 100 mile daily commute. What’s the reason for living way out in Stafford county? I’d consider doing it if I had a low paying job and that was the best option. Otherwise sounds like a big waste of time to live somewhere that is a step down from true DC suburbs in pretty much every way except affordability.

Lot of people live in Quantico, Woodbridge and take it too... it’s very tiring but better than drivibg

More house just means more headaches.... I get the friends part, but who do you see more frequently, your job or your friends?

“Who do you see more frequently, your job or your friends?” as a rationale and a guidepost for living tells me all I need to know about your thought process. Have a great night.

What would you do if your project required you to stay later than 5:30?

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