Do you use public transportation?

United States
March 12, 2007 12:19pm CST
I commute from Santa Clara, CA every morning to San Francisco, CA for work. It is about an hour's drive in traffic in the morning. I have been working or going to school in San Francisco for 3 years, although I have always lived in the Santa Clara/San Jose area. I take the commuter train system here (CalTrain) and I love it. It's a relaxing ride, I can listen to music, read my school assignments, or just sleep... My question is: do you take public transportation to work or school? If so, what kind of transportation? I am also curious as to why you do not take public transportation if you don't do it. Is it because of a lack of service, safety issues, or something else?
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@Rexy_leigh (1189)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
our public jeepney - jeepneys
The most popular public transportation here in the Philippines are the jeepneys and the taxi for the cities, tricycles and motorcycles for some rural areas, and buses and v-hires for long distance travel like from the city going to the provinces by land transportation. When I was yet in college, I used to take jeepneys most of the times coz it can save me quite a lot... but when I was running out of time, I got to get a taxi so I won't be late. But now that am already working in a graveyard shift, I decided to rent a room near the office so I won't take the risk of taking a jeepney by night in going to the office coz it's pretty dangerous. It's just a 5-minute walk now.:P
• United States
21 Mar 07
Thanks for your best response! that's actually a good idea. I moved to a place close to the train station that I use everyday because I didn't like having to drive to the train station every morning just to get there. Now that I don't have to, it's a lot better for me.
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• Philippines
21 Mar 07
thanks for the best response, friend... :P
• Singapore
12 Mar 07
In Singapore, we have 3 main modes of public transportation - bus, train and taxi. I normally take the train when I need to travel. And maybe the bus too if the train doesn't take me to where I need to go.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
I see, that's great that there is decent public transportation there. Do you have a car? Is it hard to drive in Singapore? here, it's so hard to commute by car through big cities so I like the fact that we can rely on public transportation.
• United States
8 Apr 07
The only time I would use public transportation would be on the way to a Buffalo Sabres game on the subway. Other than that I take my car everywhere.
• Pakistan
22 Mar 07
My father owns a car so I need not to travel using public tansport. But I use it while visiting my aunt's, uncle's or grandmother's sometimes. Plus i'm still a student and my school is quite nearby so I needn't using it.
@cuterat (296)
• India
18 Mar 07
Yes i use public transportation daily.I travel by bus to my colege and love to travel in it.Its fun and we meet many new people daily.I love to make new friends.
@palpalsky (900)
• United States
15 Mar 07
when i was india ..i used to use bus to travel