Public Transportation

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Kathleen Bragas
ID # 1743274
ENGL 102 - 280
Prof. K. Buchanan

The Public Transportation Revolution

For as long as I can remember, public transportation has been a bittersweet experience. Trains and busses are reliable, convenient and very environmentally friendly. They help a city become more interconnected and overall seem like rather enjoyable experience. But, a problem that seems to be repetitively irritating me is that there are also so many negative effects about the poor state of public transportation that have not yet been taken into account. By taking a means of public transportation on a daily bases, I have been able to fully witness and experience some of the most horrible and embarrassing things during a bus or train ride. The inaccessibility of public transportation, the vehicle itself, and the lack of security one may feel in the vehicle are all reasons why I feel that modifications must be made about the poor state of public transportation. To begin with, the inaccessibility of busses and trains need to be improved in such a way that would equally please everyone. Living in a city where winter includes extremely cold and icy weather conditions my main priority is usually just to find a bus and warm up. Unfortunately they fail to be more available. For example, the busses 6 and 73 from Southgate Mall both go to Millwoods Town Centre, unfortunately their schedules are extremely similar. Which makes no sense as this only allows the bus to be less crowded of people, but does not make it any more accessible than before. Also, if you think that taking the train would be even more convenient than the bus, you’d probably be just as mad as I was, to find out that it takes even longer. By the time you get off the train and walk to the transit there is a great chance that you still have to wait for a bus to take you to your last destination. In order to improve these conditions, the transit system should modify the bus schedules so that busses...
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