Dave's Commuting Schedule

A few weeks ago, I said I'd publish my daily schedule so you readers of Operation Gadget could see what life is like for me now that I'm working full time in Manhattan. Here it is:

  • 4:40am: Wake up, dress in workout clothes, drive to the gym
  • 5:00: Arrive at gym, do approximately 45 minutes of exercise, shower, dress for work
  • 6:20: Leave for NJ Transit train station in Hamilton, NJ
  • 6:45: Arrive in Hamilton Train Station parking garage
  • 6:56: Board express train for Penn Station in Manhattan
  • 8:00: Arrive Penn Station, change to New York Subway Number 1 train, head downtown
  • 8:10: Exit the subway at 18th Street & 7th Avenue, walk east on 18th Street, south on 6th Avenue, east on 17th Street
  • 8:20: Arrive at office in a non-descript office building on West 17th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • 5:30pm: Leave the office, head for the subway at 18th Street & 7th Avenue
  • 6:03: Board the NJ Transit express train, bound for Trenton
  • 7:10: Get off at the next to last stop, Hamilton
  • 7:45: Pull into the driveway at home in Newtown, PA

If all goes according to plan, the total time in transit is about 4 1/4 hours.

I get a lot done on the train. I get extra programming done. I write my articles for Inside iPhone and Operation Gadget. I've been planning my hockey officiating podcast, which I'm still planning to launch in September.

It's hard to believe, but I'm probably in better shape, more organized, and more productive commuting over four hours a day than I was a month ago when I was working at my dining room table.

How's that possible? Beats me. I'll let you know if I figure it out.