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13 Reasons Why Rapid Riders Support Public Transportation

I love public transportation

In honor of Stand Up for Transportation Day last week we asked fans of The Rapid Facebook page to chime in on why they support public transportation. Here’s what they said:

1.  Katalina C. – “Don’t have a car now and my daughter and I use the bus a lot!”

2.  Latrice P. –  “I’m a GO!Bus driver 8 years strong… Public transportation is the greatest!”

3.  David F. – “Public transportation helps reduce traffic congestion – plus it gives me time to catch up on a good book.”

4.  Becca S. –  “I use public transportation as much as possible. It is the most efficient way for me to travel to and from work and school.”

5.  John Rayner –  “Cheaper than driving and like meeting my friends that ride.”

6.  Debbie C.  –  “I love putting my bike on the bus and going downtown to bike the sidewalks around the river!”

7.  Rachael B. – “So much cheaper than owning a car – and once I’m on the bus, I can read a book or just sit back and relax. Also, it keeps me more active than i would be if i were driving instead of busing and walking.”

8.  Javanna B. – “My kids and I ride the bus to the library it would be a 4-mile round trip walk for us. Thankful for the bus.”

9.  Kadie S. – “I like the environment and public transportation helps in more than one way.”

10.  David J.   “I like having options. I like not having to worry about parking. I like being able to go out with friends and not worry about who’s going to drive home.”

11.  Emily C. – “I like being able to go downtown and not have to worry about parking. It is also so important for those that are unable to drive to have a reliable and affordable way to get around.”

12.  Alena D. –  “Public transportation gives all citizens access to jobs, groceries, etc., not just citizens who can afford a car. It’s also a more sustainable option for the earth!”

13.  Andrea K. – “I like the fact that it helps people who cannot afford a car top get where they need to go and also gives people a good back up in case their car breaks down, like mine unfortunately.”

Why do you support public transportation?

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.