Bus Pass Pride

I am the proud owner of an April 2010 WTA bus pass. "Big deal", you might be saying to yourself. For me, it is. It has been many years since I've had a bus pass* and I am super excited to have one again.

My schedule is such that owning a month long bus pass wouldn't benefit me. Either I am in Anacortes, where the bus is only really useful for getting out of town, and I don't do that very often, or I am only in a place for a short period of time, not long enough to justify getting a pass.

This month, I have a couple of housesitting gigs lined up back to back in Bellingham and it works out calendar-wise that I can justify buying a pass. The benefits of having a pass aren't just saving money when you ride often. There is also not having to think about transfers*, never needing correct change, and the knowing smile exchanged between you and the driver that you are a frequent rider, a user of public transit.

Yes, I am excited to have a bus pass again and am reminded of that every time I swipe my card. YAY FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT!
Tuesday April 6 2010File under: transportation

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on Wed 07th Apr, 2010 12:59 am PDT Horge said:
Totally agree. I remember first getting my bus pass here. Somehow it felt like I was halfway towards Bosnian citizenship (I probably annoyed many people with that joke at the time). Once the weather gets bad enough to not bike here next fall/winter, I'll probably get my bus citizenship again...
on Wed 07th Apr, 2010 11:44 am PDT Kat said:
on Wed 07th Apr, 2010 12:17 pm PDT steve said:
Alas there are no bus passes in Grenada.Pay as you go.Less than a dollar a time.One comes by at least every 5 minutes.Wow

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