There are the two primary commuting routes to Edwards’ main base. California State Highway 14, also known as the Antelope Valley Freeway, is for people living in towns to the south of the base, such as Lancaster, Palmdale and others. For people living north or east of Edwards, California State Highway 58 is the main route to reach the base and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Speed limits along these roads are in the 65- to 70-mph range, making it practical to live relatively far from base. Traffic is rare; however, backups at the gates during periods of increased security do occur.
There is no public transportation serving Edwards at this time. Carpooling is encouraged. A minimum commute to base is roughly 30 minutes.