Do you take public transport ?

@greenline (14858)
Canada
March 6, 2009 3:57pm CST
With the gas prices high, and the parking fees getting higher and higher, I don't drive to my work these days. I have changed to taking public busses and transit trains. Are you doing that too ?
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@maximax8 (29511)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 09
I live on the edge of a coastal town. I have a bus stop close to me where the bus number 3 stops and a ten minute walk away the more convenient number 7 bus leaves from. I have a train station within walking distance on my home. The bus fare is now £1.55p single so that is quite pricey. The train fare system in my home country is complicated. A day return ticket to a nearby location is quite reasonably priced. It is sensible to book ahead to get a cheaper ticket on a train journey that is further away. Like I got a return to a place nearby the airport and it was about one third of the normal ticket price. I am looking forward to visiting Canada next year and perhaps we will be able to meet up to a coffee and a chat my friend Green Line.
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@greenline (14858)
• Canada
7 May 09
Hello dear friend Maxi. Oh , that would be wonderful if you will be visiting Canada next year. Oh yes, we will have coffee together !!
@uicbear (1902)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I used to take public transportation everywhere when I was younger. Now, however, I have transfered my job closer to my house. It only takes me about 5 minutes to get to work. It's great. I only have to fill up my gas tank maybe once in three weeks. Plus my work site has it's own parking lot, so I don't have to pay anything extra there. It is nice to have the option though. And, if I go downtown I always take public transportation because down there parking fees are outrageous.
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@greenline (14858)
• Canada
7 Mar 09
That's wonderful ! You are so very fortunate to be close to your work place.
@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
7 Mar 09
Public transportation is much encouraged to reduce the traffic jam during rush hours. For this purpose, the administration is imposing a preferential price, half price for the second bus or subway taken within two hours. And for people above 70, they are free to take public transportation between 9 am and 4 pm. To promote economy, and to maintain employment, mid and long term public subways projects are under planning and will be executed to assure fast and convenient transportation.
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@katsalot1 (1619)
6 Mar 09
I wish I could use public transport more, but where I live in this part of the UK, public transport is hopeless. Even though I live near a main road, there are no busses in the evening, so if you want to go out, and come home after 6.30 you are stuck! Although I don't go to work at the moment, I would like to be able to go out in the evenings occasionally. I feel really sorry for young people in particular, as many jobs that they could do are in the evenings, but they can't do them because they can't get home.
@greenline (14858)
• Canada
6 Mar 09
Yes, I understand what you are saying, and I certainly feel sorry for the young people living there.
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@hanah87 (1835)
• Malaysia
4 May 09
Yup,i take bus to go to my college.I want to avoid my father send me to save money because my studying place is very far from my house.....
@ryotan08 (127)
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
I've been using public transport in going to school as well as traveling from places to places. Though at times i'm having a hard time in riding the public transport, i still choose it over bringing with me a car because of the expensive gas prices as well as parking fees.