Lifestyle: taking the transit bus

Tutoring, I rarely go offsite, but it can happen. The tutor shares his recent experience taking transit.

As a student, down in Victoria, I never owned a car. For years I bought a monthly bus pass; transit was how I got everywhere. Victoria was big enough to be well-serviced by transit – I imagine it’s even better now.

In ’95 I moved to Campbell River. The immediate difference I perceived was that Campbell River was a driving town, whereas in Victoria many people chose transit over driving. Down there, even people with cars – or who could afford to buy one – would commonly elect to take transit instead.

Soon after arriving here, my wife’s father bought her a car. It was $100, but very reliable. We’ve owned a car ever since. However, we don’t own two.

This week my wife’s got the car away camping, and I’m working in town. After decades, I’m once again boarding the bus by morning and returning on it come evening.

How do I find taking transit? It’s great – much easier than driving. I don’t have to park, nor do I have to move the car several times during the day.

Perhaps best of all, I don’t have to drive. Rather, I let the bus driver concentrate on the road.

I live on Robron Road; this week, I work in town from 8:30am to 5pm. For that particular situation, the bus is much better than driving. At $2 per ride, $20 will cover my transportation to and from work this week.

Taking transit has been a great experience for me.

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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