I love public transportation!

For the past 2.5 year, I have been doing what some call a crazy commute. On average, it is about two and a half hours each way. I rarely have done more than 3 or 4 commutes a week, but that is plenty. When people ask how I can stand it, it is easy. I love public transportation. It is cheaper (usually), you don't have to deal with the stress of driving, you can sleep/read a book/space out, you don't have to worry about parking, it is better for the environment, you have an excuse to leave work early, etc. etc. I'm grateful for this opportunity to have learned the ins and outs of greater Seattle's public transportation. I consider myself an expert, so let me know if I can help plan a trip for you.

Here are some links I've found helpful:
*Metro Transit Serving mostly local Seattle routes, also going to the airport from downtown.
*Community Transit Serving Snohomish County. Route #422 from Stanwood to Seattle has been a good friend of mine.
*Sound Transit Mainly a link from the suburbs into Seattle. The train to/from Everett is quite easily the nicest way to commute to downtown.
*SKAT What has been a somewhat cumbersome experience in the past keeps getting better with the addition of new routes and more convienient ways to pay. The Everett Connector has esp. been a great edition. This website also has a link to the County Connector, which connects Mount Vernon, Bellingham, Anacortes, and Oak Harbor
* Island Transit Although I rarely go down to Oak Harbor or Coupville, Island stops at Marches Point park and ride, and runs to Mount Vernon Transit station, connecting with both the Everett and Bellingham connectors. And best of all, it is fare free!

I hope you found some of these helpful. Three cheers for public transportation!


Monday September 4 2006File under: travel, work

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on Mon 04th Sep, 2006 2:27 pm Andrew said:
dude! even i have taken the SKAT. and how lovely it was!
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on Mon 04th Sep, 2006 2:17 pm Ryan Walters said:
SKAT is pretty progressive for Skagit County. <plug type="shameless">But if you want to see it supported and expanded, vote to replace Ted Anderson with Sharon Dillon for County Commissioner!</plug>
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on Mon 04th Sep, 2006 2:58 pm Sean said:
Ryan, are you aware that she is from Sedro-Woolley???
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on Tue 05th Sep, 2006 2:46 pm Paul said:
Another facet of public transportation not considered in your post: http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/06/09/05/100loc_a1naked001.cfm
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on Tue 05th Sep, 2006 2:18 pm Ryan Walters said:
Sean -- yeah I am, I'm her campaign manager. But her opponent is also from Sedro-Woolley.
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on Sat 09th Sep, 2006 2:15 am Trista said:
Three cheers for public transportation! Hoorah! Hoorah! Hoorah! And three cheers to you for mastering it! Hoorah! Hoorah! yeah, you get the idea. So, you're like that 5 year old kid that i saw on Jay Leno who knows every route, every engine name, every conductor, and every pothole on the Amtrack line? You are so cool!
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on Sat 23rd Sep, 2006 04:36 am UTC Mom said:
Paul, Now if that article isn't an incentive to ride public transit nothing is! I especially like the fact that the beach is called Peter Point...how good is that?
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on Sat 23rd Sep, 2006 10:07 pm UTC Trista said:
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