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So Far, So Good on Afternoon Commute

Transit riders should be finding that their commute home tonight is pretty much like their commute in was this morning. That's certainly a big improvement from yesterday.

Me, I think I'll walk over to Mount Vernon Square, pick up the Green Line north to Fort Totten and board a shuttle bus back to Silver Spring, where I parked my car this morning when I thought I'd be watching rush hour chaos. It didn't turn out that way. The shuttle buses were well-organized on Dixon Avenue, the station parking garages were not crowded and the buses were not obstacles to street traffic -- at least no more than usual while the Sliver Spring Station is under reconstruction.

I don't see any point in taking the Red Line this afternoon to Rhode Island Avenue and getting on the free shuttle bus there, since staff writer Mark Berman just reported that the buses are easy to board at Fort Totten.

Maybe for variety's sake, I'll walk over to 14th Street and catch a northbound Circulator bus to the Columbia Heights Station and pick up the Green Line there.

Or if I don't take Metrorail, I might walk over to 16th and M, and catch a northbound S bus, maybe an S9 limited stop service that would get me to Silver Spring Station in a little over half an hour. I'd be hoping for a different experience from last night, when, at about 11:30 p.m., a jammed S4 passed up about a dozen of us waiting for it in front of the Capital Hilton. (Then two more came, one behind the other.)

How's your commute going?

By Robert Thomson  |  June 23, 2009; 5:26 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting  | Tags: Metrobus delays, Metrorail, Red Line crash  
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