New job in Boston.. need advice on travel

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by zim, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. zim macrumors 65816

    zim

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    I recently accepted a part time job in Boston and am expected to be there by 8am. I am traveling from Bourne. Does anyone have ideas as to what time I should leave? I was thinking of giving myself 2 hours of travel time. The job is over near the MFA area. My GPS is telling me to go through Milton vs. taking the direct route up the highway... not so sure about going that direction since I don't know the roads.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. fotografica macrumors 68040

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    If you're in Bourne,I would take 6A to the Sagamore Bridge and go up Route 3 to the Expressway and into the city that way..Two hours should be plenty of time..Unless it snows...
     
  4. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    I own a summer house in Barnstable and I commute from Braintree, but only in the summer except to check on it a few times throughout winter. Around 7AM traffic going into Boston usually isn't that bad on 93 north. Lately, though, it seems like there is always traffic. If you go 495 and 24, expect traffic at the Rt 24 split and again at the Braintree plaza. Likewise Rt 3 always has traffic in the morning just past Hanover. I would give myself two hours to start and then time yourself and adjust as needed.

    Good luck at your new job.
    Steve
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    **** driving the expressway during rush hour.

    Drive up to Quincy and take the T.
     
  6. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    I second the T
     
  7. zim thread starter macrumors 65816

    zim

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    Thanks for the advice! I was thinking of doing 495 to 24 but rt 3 is starting to sound much nicer.

    I will be teaching a class at MassArt (part time visiting lecturer). The class goes from 8 till 1, one day a week. I should only have to deal with commuting traffic in the morning.

    Originally I was going to do the T but I like the idea of being able to get out and just driving straight home without the hassle of getting on and off the train.

    Thanks!
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I wouldn't do 495 to 24. It's less direct, and the 95/93 interchange can be messy.
     

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