Public Transit

Although I live a mere 5 miles from work, and drive a 4 cylinder car, I’ve decided to start riding the bus. I don’t like paying $50 for a tank of gas. The stuff is simply not worth that much to me. I am apparently not alone.

Anyone with a Microsoft badge (including non-employees like me) can get a free FlexPass courtesy of the company.† This was a major factor in my decision.

Last week I rode the bus 4 times. It was clean, fairly punctual, and essentially empty at the times I rode it. I used Google Map’s Public Transit feature to plan my trip, which generally includes a 10 minute walk.

†This is exceedingly cool. Thank you, Microsoft. I will try to remember this next time I’m about to bash Vista.

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