I don't have a car. It's not that I don't drive or that I can't drive. I just don't want the expense of owning a car. These days, it's not cheap. When I got rid of my car 4 years ago, I did some math and learned that I saved over $5,000 a year by not having a car. I work in downtown Minneapolis, and I live in the outskirts of the city limits. In this town, you don't need a car if you know how to get around.
My primary mode of transportation is the Metro Transit bus system. I take it to work every morning and I ride it home every night. I take it to my parents' condo by Loring Park. I'll take it to the mall at Christmas time for some shopping. I ride the bus to the salon where I get my hair cut. I'll take public transportation to downtown to see a movie or attend a sporting event. It's how I get around. And I love it.
One of my favorite things about riding the bus every day is the vast number of people I encounter on a daily basis. This blog will chronicle those people I meet, and tell the stories of experiences I have on the bus. Believe me - there's a lot to tell.