Thursday, June 08, 2006

Dump the Pump day

Today, dozens of transit agencies across the country will participate in the American Public Transportation Association's "Dump the Pump" day -- a campaign dedicated to getting motorists out of their cars and onto public transportation.

Some cities are offering free transportation to get more people to ride rather than drive.

I took the train and subway into Boston daily when I was working out of the house. I found convenient. And cheaper than paying over $20 a day in parking.

However unless you are working in Boston, public transportation is just ok. Also paying to park at the train stations is going up to over $3.00-$4.00 a day plus almost the $8.00 a day for a train ticket. Also some of the train station spots were completely filled up by 7am.

While the concept of dump the pump is good, they need to make it more convenient to take the train into work.

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