Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Car Culture

Here's why public transportation isn't more popular in Dallas...

I am a super commuter. I travel almost 40 miles door-to-door from my home to my office; on average it'll take me less than 50 minutes to get to my office. Last night we had a party close to my office so my husband wanted to take the public transportation to meet me so we'd only have one car. Brilliant idea.

To travel 40 miles on public transportation he had to walk, and then take a bus, a light rail, a train, and once he arrived he had to walk through downtown to my office. This took my husband three hours and cost $6.75.

What takes me less than 50 minutes in a car took him over 3 hours on public transportation.

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