Attention UCLA commuters: Do you guys know all the sustainable transportation options available to you? After 19 years, we're happy Stephanie was able to figure out the most convenient way to get to campus. Better late than never, Stephanie! Thanks so much for sending us your story. We hope others follow suit. Think of all the things you could accomplish if you weren't driving all the time!
I commuted to UCLA from the San Fernando Valley for 19 years and never had even looked into available public transportation as an option for myself. I have to work varying hours and just figured that it wouldn’t be an option for me. After receiving an e-mail from UCLA Transportation during the summer to try out Commuter Express for free for one week, it sparked my interest. I did some research online, and saw that one line picked up just a mile from my home and had a regular pick-up and drop-off schedule. I decided to give it a try, and after using my one-week free pass, I was hooked. I cannot imagine myself driving again and sitting in traffic on the 405. I enjoy being able to now have time to read a book, spend time on social media, take a nap or even do work on the bus. I feel less stressed when I get home after a long work day and commute, as I had that time on the bus to relax.