This news article states that rising gas prices and a rough economy are just 2 reasons that ridership is increasing in the United States.
|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.