This morning I am finally venturing into the world of Waco public transportation. Rachel and I share a car, as I’ve mentioned here before.
Today I am going to a meeting in Fort Worth, but Rachel isn’t. Instead of renting a car, I have picked up a ride with another pastor who was going anyway – now two are riding for the gas of one. When my friend and I were deciding where we would meet, I thought that it would be a great opportunity for me to take a city bus to the interstate, and just meet him there.
I have been wanting to try the Waco Transit System for quite a while, but, honestly, it isn’t nearly as convenient as hopping in my own car. Today, I’ll walk a quarter to half mile, but that’s 15-20 minutes of walking for the joy of not having to move my car at all.
I grew up with the understanding that private car ownership was, well, just to be assumed. Now, between pollution and financial issues, I am ready to begin to unlearn my transportation independence.
We don’t need all the personal vehicles sitting in our driveways. We can learn to share – I am trying today. I’ll let you know how this goes.