Monday, June 04, 2012

Public transit ridership rising sharply, advocacy group reports

Public transit ridership rising sharply, advocacy group reports

This news article states that rising gas prices and a rough economy are just 2 reasons that ridership is increasing in the United States. 
I know in our case, when our car died, a few years ago, we were still unemployed so no car.  "We're going to be taking the bus"!
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas

My husband suffered 2 layoffs in a year.  It would take him a long time to secure the public transit position he has now.  So, again with possible unemployment we decided to wait!  (my neighbor just told he was laid off today)

There's also the freedom factor one gets when they don't have a car.  Many people are choosing to live a simpler lifestyle, such as Rowdy Kitten
A view from the Las Vegas Premium Outlet North mall parking lot

What I've learned since living car-free?  Well, I'm not making needless trips to Starbucks to spend that $10.  Walking is definitely underrated! Great for stress and exercise.
Can you see the Stratosphere Hotel  on the upper lefthand side?

There's true characters that ride the bus.  My son likes to come up with names for the regulars. "I saw Rabbit Ears today"!
The World Market Center next to the Brain Center

My husband and I know that one day we'll become car owners again but we're not in hurry.

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