Tell us about the public transportation options in your area. What do you like about it? What could be improved?
I have 2 public transportation choices for getting to work.
1) The bus
The bus runs about every 10-12 minutes, and takes about 10-12 minutes to get me close to work. I have to walk approx. 600 metres all up ... I don't get door to door service. But the walk isn't bad.
I have a card I use to pay for the bus which gives me a discounted rate. I can also get on and off whenever I want, and there is a daily cap to the amount I pay so that I don't keep paying every time I get back on again after a certain point. However, the area is divided into zones, and the further out, the more you pay. If we were to move out of the central zones, I could end up paying more for the bus.
2) The water taxi
It would probably drop me off closer to work, but I'd have to walk about 2 km to get it ... and it is quite a bit more expensive. So I've never tried it, although it is tempting just for the novelty.
I like the frequency of the bus, and so far, the passengers are nice too. They're about my age and are business people who work in the part of the city where I work. I'm starting to make friends with a couple of the ladies.
However, I wish the service further out could be improved. It's great where we are now, but not as good in the general area where we'd like to live.
And I like trains ... if they could run trains up from a couple spots south of the city into the middle of the city, that would be great!!