More specifically, “Public Transportation”.
I’ve been considering taking public transportation to work for some time now. Yesterday I decided that today I would try it out. Here is the story of how it went:
I woke up at about 6:20 this morning; just enough time to get ready, take care of the dog, and walk to the Trax (Light Rail) station by my house to catch the 7:11am train. Everything was going good.
I got to the station with just enough time to buy my ticket. What I didn’t expect though was that the machine would be finicky and I would have to fight it to get a ticket out. Just as it decided to print my ticket my train came and went. Shoot.
Well, I waited like 10-15 minutes for the next one and jumped on. Once I got as close to work as the trax would get me, I hopped of and boarded a bus. Now, I don’t mean to sound rude here, but this bus driver was MEAN. He was just in a downright grumpy mood and would snap at people as the boarded the bus.
All in all though it was a good experience. I think I’ll be taking public transportation to work every day now. UTA (Utah Transit Authority) offers a monthly pass that will work for me for just $75.00. That will save me so much on gas (I drive an SUV) that it’s not funny.
Anyone else have any (good or bad) stories about riding public transportation here in Utah or around the world?