Do you use public transportation?

@Zhizho (1352)
Indonesia
June 29, 2009 3:35am CST
There are many public transportation in my country.Such as city bus,train,Mini Bus etc.I think there is something like and dislike when we use public bus.Many people can't get sit and they have to stand.Sometimes,there is old people or mother who carry their kid and they have to stand.If I see it,I will give them my seat.Yesterday,I can't understand how could they let a mother who carry her child to stand but actually beside her,a couple of young people sit comfortable.What do you think?
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@achinthya (1219)
• India
29 Jun 09
hi, public transportation is the cheapest means here in our city specially in Bangalore and it gives good and better facility so I prefer to take it,well about the incident you mention I feel bad,but this are all civics which nobody can teach but should come from itself and is just a respect ..
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@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
29 Jun 09
Wow,Bangalore have better facility.About the incident that happen when I use public bus because there is decline of people care.Whereas,my country was famous by friendly people.I can't understand about the people.But you are right that nobody can teach eventhough we have to tell the truth.
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@abruzzi10 (622)
• Latvia
29 Jun 09
Hey, Zhizho! In my country there are big economical problems, so very often that old people, pregnant moms, mother with children must take a public bus. Often also there aren't any sitting places. In my city we have Bus and train. That's all... and Bus come very rarely... It's sad, but what we can do ? :) Have a great day! Happy lotting!
@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
29 Jun 09
Yeah,our goverment have to concern about it.I think,they have to assure of public importance.So,we will proud to say about our country.But,Let star from our self to be care person.
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@voldrox (7204)
• India
29 Jun 09
hi yeah public transport can get a bit crowdy, though i don't have problems adjusting to that... to mostly travel on public transport, after having my license i will have the pleasure of having my own vehicle... but i think public transport helps lower down pollution.... elder people need to be given preference and the younger ones should give them seats.
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@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
29 Jun 09
Thank for your share.Yes,use public transportation have good and bad sides.But,I think give elder people and childrens to sit is god thing and every one can do it.I concerned about people attitude who does not care about the elder and children.
• Malaysia
29 Jun 09
I always use public transport to go anywhere.Partly my parents are busy and I have no other alternative for me to move around to go somewhere.And so i tried to use public transport and hence it becomes very important and crucial to me.Usually in my area there are not many people who use public transport to go around because they own their own car.Just imagining the bus service is no longer available i would die.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
yes i do use of public transport. bus, mrt, tricycle and jeepneys are popular here in my country...its sometimes difficult using public transport for sometimes we need to wait for a few moments especially when it is rush hours...usually they get full faster... i have experienced such things and i have seen many situations like that. i even experience it myself. i remember when i am still working, i ride in a bus wearing my uniform and my high heels...i am getting late that's why i ride in this bus even if it is already full, well i am really ready to stand up for the whole trip, but i get a little disappointed coz i am standing in the center aisle of the bus with few other girls and some men and an old lady(but not so old)...and when i look around i just saw some men around sitting there as if they don't care...no one gives a seat to the old lady...(she just get to have a seat when somebody get off the bus... and also me...it happens early in the morning so kinda disappointing that gentlemen are rarely exists! but sometimes, i just understand some people who do not give their seats to others...maybe they are just tired and want to relax on the whole travel... me, i just give my seat to old people(girl or boy), to handicapped people and to pregnant women...and sometimes i look at the person if they deserve to have my seat...i mean if i saw that they are strong enough,....they i will not give my seat...hehehe
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I always prefer public transport here also in my place, in Cebu. It's just that I feel obliged to help those drivers who are working hard for their family. I always feel that way whenever I ride a jeepney or trisikad here in my place. To all ya people out there, hope you could visit me here in Cebu and enjoy our rides here. By the way, we still have a calesa (horse-driven vehicle) here in the city itself. It's really fun to ride them.
@babs6219 (153)
• United States
29 Jun 09
Hi! This is a good question. Yes, we do have public transportation here. I use it a few days a week, and drive other days. It's a small town, and a limited bus system. I will and have given up my seat for the elderly, and anyone with children, or pregnant. And I'm a woman, too, but I'd rather stand than make someone else stand, if it may be more difficult for them to do so. Or so that a woman can sit with her child. But I think the practice of doing so is dying out...just like with so many ways of showing or being respectful. I keep getting a look of suprise when I do so, and sometimes I think I've made young men feel bad for not offering their seats to the other person first. Bobbie
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
What is also common right now in my place, in Cebu, Philippines are motorcycles. Most of my co-workers are into this motorcycle thing cause their usual reason is that it is cheaper compared to commuting in jeepney. But then again, jeepneys are also a lot safer compared to motorcycles because once u hit a running motorcycle, it will surely stumble and it isn't just safe for me.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
29 Jun 09
I don't use public transportation here in California - however, if it were more reliable, convenient and comes around more often, I wouldn't mind using it. The bus comes around every TWO HOURS. That's a long time! There is also the issue with "creepy" people using public transportation - not cool. However, when I was in college up North, I used the university-run public transportation. It was really cheap, and really clean because all the students use it. It was also convenient - they have enough buses to come around every 15 minutes. I know NYC, SF, and Boston have a rail system - I wish LA's rail system was as efficient as those cities. HMPH!
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
Here in Cebu, Philippines, public transportation is not a problem at all. Actually, it is the most common vehicle here that everyone uses because it is very cheap. The usual people who normally uses the cab (aka taxi) here are those that are earning above average like managers, call center agents, or those who needs to go to a drive by motel to make LOVE.
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I feel the same way when I see older people, women with child standing and men are sitted comfortably. In this country where I am now, I have observed it a lot of times, unlike in my own country, I still see men offer their seat with older people and women with kids are given a priority to be seated first. It is a matter of courtesy and sad to say, this country is last on the list. Sorry guys, this is what I observe as a foreigner living in your land. Most men aren't gentlemen. And they would push you to get in the bus without discipline of waiting for their turn to get seated or so. Probably it will never be the same with my own country because this is what they are and to what their society have brought them. You will never observe something different if you haven't been to another country, that is what all I can say. Anyway not much transportation to where I stay. They don't have buses that runs 24/7 like I used to get in my own country. They don't have jeeps and tricycles here. They have rickshaws and trains, although we have trains in our country too.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
Here in the Philippines you can encountered that too males who are not willing to give their sits to others who are old or to womens. Which is rude sometimes, in our culture we let women and elderly to sit than do let them stand to show respect to them. I don't have a car so I don't have a choice I need to commute to public transportations. We have many of them here like tricycle, jeep, train and bus.
• China
29 Jun 09
I hate the behavior of a couple of young people.I go to work by city bus every day,I often see old people stand there,but many young people sit comfortable.Once my wife and I go to hospital by bus,beacuse my wife is childing,there are many people in the bus,but no one to my wife seats,I am very angry,my friend like me,I don't know the why?But the kind of practice is wrong!
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I use public transportation and it is something not really luxurious but it gets me from one place to the other. Cheers!!
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
I always use public utility vehicles. During my days when I was still studying up to now that I am already working, I still use these transport vehicles to move around. Whenever I do get to encounter situations wherein there is someone who needs to take a seat, especially someone who really deserves to have a seat, I would provice mine. Fortunately, at most cases, those who ride the bus and see that there are no longer seats available would immediately go out again. I think that's more practical as I often do that too most of the time.
@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
9 Jul 09
Thanks for your share.I believe you are good person.I think,the public transport in your country is comfortable.There is problem in my country about it.many buses not proper still used.Although,many people use it for their mobility because it's easy to get and inexpensive.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
I'm sad to say that public transportation here in our country is not really convenient. Especially for a tall people, they mostly have to bow their heads since public utility jeeps for example are mostly small and with almost all public utility vehicles, they would really want to fill it with passengers to earn more money. It is sometimes hot and crowded, much worse if it were in an ordinary bus. They would tolerate passengers standing in buses especially when passengers are in a hurry. Yeah, it can be inexpensive but, I wouldn't mind paying something additional if everyone would be seated comfortably while in the trip.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
29 Jun 09
I use the bus, it is seldom that the bus where I live it is super full like that but it has happened. I was taught by my Grandmother to give my seat to the eldery, pregnant women and women with babies or small kids, it is something that I have taught my daughter as well. I seldom see people give up their seat, it does not matter if they are women or men, I feel it is a lack of education a home, I live where there are 2 to 3 cars per house, so there is no need to teach the kid buss etiquette.
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
We also have some buses here in my place, but most of them are for long distance traveling like from the northern tip of Cebu to the Southern tip of Cebu. Some of them even went to another islands like Negros or Dumaguete. It's up to you if you ride the buses with A/C units or the open-window buses.
@matpat (80)
29 Jun 09
i totally agree with you, that is just rude! I use the train most days and other than the cramped conditions its not too bad but i cant wait to buy a decent bike and get rid of my daily commute
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
If only I know how to ride a bike, then probably I would have bought one so that my commuting expenses will be totally eradicated. But then again, I always prefer to ride in a four-wheeled vehicle compared to a two-wheel one. It's just safer.
@prinzcy (5058)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 09
Since I own a car, it's better to use it to travel anywhere I want to. Unless, the destination is quite far and traveling with my car is useless, then I'll take the public transport. Using public transport can be annoying sometimes. If it's not a choice I prefer not to use it.
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
It would have been so good if I have my own car, but then again, as of now, it's never an option cause of the increasing price of fuel. Every day, there is an increase in gas that it so depressing. Besides, I'll only buy a car if ever I'll know how to fix them.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
29 Jun 09
Since high oil price,i always used public transportation.I thik that couple were selfish, but you were generous.In present,A rare person will do same you.If i found who very old, carry thing or kid i would give my sit to her too.I couldn't selfish sit happy.
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
It's just a good thing that we only have PUJ (public utility jeepneys) here so everyone should have a place to seat. The only problem is when the driver/conductor becomes so greedy that instead of a 6-seater jeepney, they will try to squeeze in 7 people which makes the public uncomfortable. Sometimes, most of them will even talk-fight with the driver/conductor.
• Philippines
13 Apr 11
Hi Zhizho! I do use public transportation quite often. I drive my own car but when I need to take public transportation, I do. When I travel to new places, I prefer to use public transportation because it is much more convenient. I try all the possible public transportation available for the experience and sometimes, it is more practical.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
3 Aug 09
Yes, my friend I use transportation to go any where I like. We all know that question is common. All people use transportation. I don't know about you don't use it as a means of traveling any places? http://adf.ly/NiA
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
20 Jul 09
Yes i use public transportation.I think it is wrong for not giving seat to the mother who is carrying a child.I too travel in public vehicles like bus and trains.Sometimes its the young people who fight for seats than standing patient.I always offer seats to old people who i see standing in the bus.I once gave s seat to a school teacher in the bus.It was raining very heavily that time.
@tjburcham (690)
• United States
18 Jul 09
We don't have public transportation, but we do have rude people. Not to many times have I seen someone hold a door open or move over when walking down a narrow sidewalk. We have mouthy rude teens, that think they know everything and won't take anothers point of view into concideration. Even though I think at times I am glad they don't take crap from anyone, sometimes I would like to box their ears. Depending on my mood I might have said something to the couple, maybe they just didn't think about it.
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I don't use public transportation because we don't have any available where I live.