Susan Bigelow with CT News Junkie says, “Back in July, right after the opening of the new Hartford Line, I decided that I was going to do what I’d always wanted to do but never had been able to manage: commute to work using public transit. Over the next five months I re-learned the hard lessons transit riders everywhere know: transit is a dream when everything goes smoothly, and a nightmare when it doesn’t.
Why did I bother? I have a perfectly functional car, so taking transit isn’t mandatory for me. It also isn’t better for the household budget, nor does it save me time. Fares are not cheap, and I knew from the start that taking transit would take longer than just me in my car.
No, I decided to make this change because, for one, I’m sick of Hartford traffic.”
You can read the full commentary by Susan Bigelow here.
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