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This morning was my first time riding the bus to work. I’ve been toying around with the idea for a few months. I work in SLC and have had a 30-50 minute commute (each way) which really is a waste of time, not to mention gas and money. The company I work for offers free passes if we choose, and so I decided to bit the bullet and start riding the bus.
I took the express bus, so it went straight from my stop all the way up to downtown, and it was one of the nice buses with comfy seats. I read my scriptures, a little bit of Fahrenheit 451, and boom! I was already downtown. Super quick – less than 25 minutes.
These are the immediate benefits I see to take the bus:
- Stress-free commute, not having to worry about driving and not getting into an accident
- My commute to/from work was about 50 miles total daily, which is 2 gallons of gas. At current market price, that’s $6 a day in gas. More date money!
- Productivity increase due to additional time for reading and working on my laptop
- Less wear and tear on my car
So far, so good. It may have its downsides that I will observe with time, but after my first experience, I love it!