Okay so maybe it’s not heaven, but it sure can be hell. As one who is forced to commute from the burbs to a workplace in the downtown core I was wondering what the experience of others is or has been.
In my case I have a brief five-minute drive to the transit train station, then a 25-30 minute ride to my stop in the core. I walk about three blocks to my office from the station. The parking at the station is free, at least so far. there is talk that the transit authority my force users to pay to park. The transit system here consists of above ground light-rail transit and buses. The Light-Rail system has been in operation since 1981. Parking at the stations has always been free.
Sometimes, especially when the thermometer dips sharply in the winter, the trains are late or are taken out of service temporarily.
Overall I am satisfied with the service. I use the time to read or listen to music. Making it productive time makes the commute go faster.
Driving downtown for me is not an option for a couple of reasons. One parking is either too expensive or not available, and the stress of rush-hour traffic is unbearable. What’s your experience? Leave a comment.