Re: Liveaboard Commuting to D.C.
As many of the replies have stated, very much depends on where you will be working and when you need to be there. Getting to downtown DC is different from uptown, Alexandria, Arlington, or Bethesda. A difference of a couple miles can dramatically change your best route and your secondary options if traffic is blocked. And how flexible is your start time? Do you have wiggle room or must you be in place fully functioning at X hour?
Coming from Baltimore, Annapolis, Deale, is one thing getting underway at 6AM, rather another thing at 7, and a whole big deal more horrendous at 8AM.