Respect The Bus

I know that not everyone who reads my blog uses public transit 100% of the time, or at all in that fact.  The purpose for this blog is to educate people about public transit and that includes those who drive their personal cars through the cities they call home.  With that in mind I feel I should educate those motorists that may not realize how much of an impact their habits and choices have on a bus driver and the passengers that depend on that driver to get them where they are going safely.

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Don’t X Transit

As you know the majority of my blog is about educating passengers, new and old.  But if congress goes through with their proposed transportation cuts, there may not be much use for me to write this blog.   Some of you may think, “why does it matter to me, I have a car.”  Well transportation cuts doesn’t only affect forms of mass transit, it also affects those roads you think you’ll be driving on, and it also pays to fix those bridges you would traverse to get from Tampa to St. Pete.  One other bit of food for thought, if you think traffic is horrible now, think about all of those people who had cars but chose transit as an alternate form of transit.  If they no longer have a bus to take them where they need to go, they’ll be in the lane right next to you stuck in the same traffic mess at Malfunction Junction.  Now what about those people who have no other way to get around without the bus.  The unemployment rate in this area is already disgusting as is, if those people have no way to get to work then they will only add to that number.

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Bus Crashes

I don’t know what it is but for some reason people like to watch car crashes. There are shows dedicated to them and the internet is littered with them.  Most people can’t pass up the opportunity to rubberneck when they pass an accident scene.
I guess as long as no one dies we can justify that dark addiction. And here is a montage to feed just such an addiction. 😀 Continue reading

How Efficient Can a Bus Route Be?

Most people believe that the efficiency of a bus route rests solely on the bus authority.  While most of the responsibility rests on the bus company, the passengers who use that bus route have quite a bit of control in the how efficient that route reaches its destination. Continue reading

Howl o Scream 2011!

Aside from driving a bus for HART in Tampa, I have the fortunate opportunity to be a scare actor for one Tampa’s premier yearly events, Howl-o-Scream!    This years theme promises to instill fear and horror in each and every guests that braves the park!  If you have never been to a haunted attraction anywhere you should definitely make your way to HowloScream which runs from Sept. 23-Oct.30 2011.

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