Riding, riding…

Like anarthrous Dane, I too inflict upon myself the rigors of public transit on a daily basis. Between now and the time school starts, I’ll still be working for the same company, so the trip to Washington goes thus:

1. Baltimore Metro to Light Rail on Howard Street,

2. Light Rail to Baltimore Penn Station,

3. MARC commuter train to DC Union Station, and…

4. DC Metro to Dupont Circle, where I walk to work.

Four different train systems in a day. All in all, it’s about a 90 minute commute one-way, not counting walking time, on a good day. Just about as long as it took to get to and from work back in Manila; except that I’m traversing far greater distances in that span of time — Forty miles instead of seven.

If I didn’t like travelling by train so much, I would, like, absolutely die. Like, gag me with a spoon, totally.


  1. Dean Peters says:

    ugh !

    In all this heat and humidity too.

  2. din says:

    my sis-in-law lives in Washington and she loves it there. she also works for an non-profit org… visarts.org

  3. Dean says:

    I just started working in Baltimore, I’m driving to work. I worked in DC from last Sept until July. Rode the train everyday. I was lucky enough to be close enough to walk from the train station. I realized the other day however I really miss the commute, and being in DC all the time.

  4. Paulo says:

    Please note the names of the people in this comments thread.

  5. Dean Peters says:

    Hmmm … wonder if we should have an East Coast/D.C. blog-in?

  6. Sarah says:

    I never took the MARC, but I used to drive from Laurel to College Park every day for school, and it took about an hour on the 10-15 mile stretch of 295 between Laurel and Greenbelt.

    You’re definitely better off if you have the time to take the train.

    I grew up in Severna Park, by the way. I love Little Italy!