Why Commuting To Work Works In Prince William County

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As you can see by the map at the right Prince William County is not the closest community to the Pentagon and Washington, DC. When people relocate to Northern Virginia there are four items most of them consider when they make a decision as to where they will live. They are commuting, schools, shopping and recreation.

When you live somewhere as congested as the National Capital Area commuting is measured in time, not miles. Commuting will be the focal point of this post.

Since the majority of the major work centers are north of Prince William County commuters are faced with travel along the I-95 and I-66 corridors.

County planners faced this challenge as well as the fact that the county had a 43% increase in population according to the 2010 census. That amount of growth can place a tremendous strain on a county's ability to facilitate commuting for its' citizens.

Commuting north required decisions at the state, regional and county level. In the past decade major steps forward were taken.

  • COMMUTER RAIL to Alexandria, Crystal City and Washington became reality on both sides of the county when Virginia Railway Express began service.

  • COMMUTER BUS service under the auspices of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission provides service to the Pentagon, Washington, DC and Tysons Corner as well as several types of intra-county service

  • GETTING TO THE TRAIN AND BUS Being a REALTOR® I am one of those people who is among the first group to recognize a problem. In my opinion the County Board of Supervisors took a forward looking approach in 2006 when they created the Transportation Department. Since its' inception it has completed 86.43 miles of new and/or improved roads.

    If you make it easy for people to travel to and from Prince William County they will want to come home to Prince William County

     



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Melissa Zavala
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Looks pretty good and I like your map. But, I'd be staying home on a snow day!

Feb 26, 2011 01:52 AM #2
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Karen I know traffic can be horrendous for the morning and afternnoon commutes, but there are so many different routes one can take or like you said commuting is easier all way around. Great post and suggested.

Feb 26, 2011 02:12 AM #3
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Melissa   We have a lot of teleworking when the weather is really bad

Feb 26, 2011 02:40 AM #5
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Rebecca  As an escapee from The Commonwealth you certainly know.  Thank you for suggesting - we put a lot of work into this post

Feb 26, 2011 02:42 AM #6
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Karen, I think this is such a great service to your readers!  Having just returned from the LA area and those over congested freeways I would not buy a house in an urban area without considering options to commute other than a freeway!  Your readers have to love your attention to detail, Karen!

Feb 26, 2011 02:49 AM #7
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Great info for your commuters Karen.  Daily travel plans & times are so important to our relocation clients as it effects their quality of life.

Feb 26, 2011 03:06 AM #8
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Bruce  Having been commuters ourselves and presently driving all over Northern Virginia we have respect for the services available to Prince William County commuters

Feb 26, 2011 03:07 AM #9
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Steve  Those of us who live and work in "metro" areas have to have an awareness of the challenges

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Nice post Karen.  When I was the Recycling Program Manager for PWC I would commute to DC on the train from Manassas.  PWC has so many options available to commuters.  Thanks for sharing. :) Gail

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Karen, I like reading this point, as my brother in law used to live near DC. But, funny, this is something in our area, that we don't have to worry about, as we are not around big cities.

Feb 26, 2011 04:14 AM #12
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Gail  You certainly appreciate the excellent commuter options available in Prince William County

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Feb 26, 2011 04:22 AM #14
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Karen - nice video work - very informative for somebody considering the area and what it would be like for commuting. Video tells a vivid story unlike words alone can do. nice work! :)

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Craig  Wow - I didn't know I did that well - thank you

Feb 27, 2011 11:25 AM #16
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Great job on the voice over and editing Karen!!! I am still reading the tutorial on voice over but I am getting better at trimming and combining stills and vido clips. No rest from forward thinkin is there?

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Karen what a great idea to do a Vblog on!  Traveling around your area!! Now what new client wouldn't want to know what the traffic was going to be like in their new community!?! 

VBloggers!

Feb 28, 2011 09:18 AM #18
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Steve  In my case Arthur is taking the lead

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Pam  Thank you for the feature

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Karen,

My niece takes the commuter bus from Prince William County to the District of Columbia and she loves not having to drive.  This is such a great service and much appreciated!! Thanks for shariing.  Love the video.  Excellent job!

 

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