Ridesharing isn't just good for the environment and your bank account. It can also lead to rewarding friendships with fellow ridesharers. Take Jane, for example. Jane met her best friend by taking the bus to UCLA every day. Here's her story. Thanks for sharing it with us, Jane!
I have been commuting from Santa Monica to UCLA daily through public transit since 2011. The commute is a total of 3.5 miles, and it takes between 30 and 60 minutes each way. The positives outweigh the negatives, including:
- Knowing I am helping the environment by taking the bus.
- Saving money on monthly parking fees.
- Maintaining a journal I started in 2011, noting the interesting people, circumstances and events that I have witnessed or been a part of while riding the bus to/from work.
- I met my best friend on the bus a few years ago after we noticed each other taking the same routes at about the same times daily.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles and never commuted anywhere until I joined UCLA in 2011. It has been a worthwhile, interesting and beneficial experience.