Comment 6397

By Bus Boy (anonymous) | Posted April 16, 2007 at 13:05:17

But "Anonymous" has a point- and that's public perception. The public perception that public transit is a low-class, subsidized form of transportation does not help to increase its use.

I don't take the bus a lot, but I enjoy it immensely when I do. People often talk to me on the bus. It's a bit like going to a bar. I get to hear ideas and opinions I wouldn't otherwise. Very interesting.

Of course I don't have to interact if I don't want to. On longer trips I take a book or the newspaper and arrive refreshed, ready to do a day's work. Much better than bumper to bumper nail-chewing.

On the bus or train I get to look around, see what's new in the areas I'm driven through. While I don't wish a hardship on my fellow travellers, I personally wouldn't mind paying a little more for the convenience of public transit.

As cartoonist Ben Wicks used to say when he shilled for the TTC: "It's clarss to be driven."

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