The bus service where I live is marginal and it serves the people that live on the margin. If you have a job that works a normal 7:00-3:30 shift, like several of the manufacturing facilities do, or even hospitals you are SOL first bus doesn't run early enough to get you to work. If you work closing shift at the local mall you are SOL the last bus leaves the mall half an hour prior to closing time. They also only run once an hour on the more populated routes, some are only a couple of times in the morning and a couple of times in the afternoon. No wonder people drive.