We all talk about how important it is to be sustainable, and why we need to recycle, etc. Some tout Hawaii's new rail as the great new public transportation venue (and yes, some despise it). But why do I get the "oh poor thing" look from people when I tell them I'm carpooling and taking TheBus home? Does our society view cars as a way of glorifying personal independence?
As far as I'm concerned TheBus is a great solution. I drive into work on Monday, leave my car at the office, and either carpool or take TheBus home in the evenings. My car is here at the office for any meetings, emergency needs, or if I'm working late. On Friday, I bring my car back home. It's convenient, and it makes me feel good to know I'm taking a few baby steps to "go green."
- Reduce "carbon footprint"
- Save money on gas
- Riding TheBus gives me time to work on my laptop while riding so I don't have to work when I get home
- Support public transportation
- Catch up on reading the Hawaii Mean Girls Blog (plug!)
- Car available at the office whenever I need to use it
- More time with my husband - driving in together in the morning
Public transportation and carpooling have some great benefits and TheBus is a good alternative to driving home everyday. I highly recommend visiting the website at www.thebus.org to find out information on routes, times, etc.