As a long time passenger on the Boise bus system, amoung others around the country, and a strong supported of public transportation, I like to see new people getting on the bus. In December a local blogger of Red State Rebels started a new blog about her experiences with the Boise bus system - Boise Bus Blog. You can read the initial post on her motivations here - Welcome to the Boise Bus Blog.
I have often believed that buses are intimidating to new passengers. The routes are generally confusing, schedules complex, and there are rules that you must understand to be successful (for example, in Boise you must stand on the near corner of an intersection to get picked up, unless there are turn lanes,...). I believe the author of the Boise bus blog has a perspective that I use when I travel to other cities. I challenge myself to figure out the rules and make it work. Thus, there is a mild thrill when it all works out (yes, I am easily amused). In almost all cases, it works out better than I expected it would. The bottom line is that it is not as hard as it seems when you start and most riders are more than willing to help you out. If you have been considering public transportion, give it a try. You might be pleasently surprised. You might also have stories to tell.
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