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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

DC drives you crazy

early -very- at the brewers tentFriday at SAVOR, check-in time was 4pm for the brewers. I was there at 3:15.

"Why so early?" asked Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director.

Driving to 13th and Constitution Avenue in the heart of Washington D.C.'s downtown, "If I didn't arrive early," I responded plaintively, "I'd arrive late."

According to Forbes.com, the Washington, DC area has the dubious honor of combining the 2nd longest commuting time with the 3rd most expensive daily commute of all US cities.

For anyone who has ever been trapped in gridlock on the Beltway or headed between the Maryland suburbs and D.C., Washington's rank near the top of this list comes as no surprise. Even though D.C. has an efficient train system, many drivers are making long trips in from the Maryland and Virginia exurbs, which, when combined with delays and gas prices of $3.72, make for an expensive drive to and from work.

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