Do you take public transport ?
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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.