It’s a Beautiful Day for Public Transportation!

2007header_r1_c1This 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.

3 thoughts on “It’s a Beautiful Day for Public Transportation!

  1. This is one of the arguments for rural depopulation. If we all moved to the urbs than a more useful and convenient public transportation system would be more economical because of density of the population and commerce.

  2. I’m really not trying to move everyone to the urbs – just suggesting that those who live there could develop the practice of not using their own cars everytime they wanted to go somewhere.

    Or wouldn’t it be nice to be able to drive to the outskirts of a city, park, and trust reliable public transportation to get around the city?

    By the way, my bus ride totally flubbed – they don’t run my route as early on Saturday as I needed them to, and the website doesn’t happen to mention this. I had called to ask, but since I didn’t ask specifically about route 2, they didn’t tell me what I needed to know.

    All of which worked out fine for me – I had time to walk the 2.4 miles I needed to go.

  3. I know when I go places like DC & SF where they have, it’s great, and I depend on it. For dense areas like those, it’s better than driving – for sure.

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