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How You Can Make the Most of Your Daily Bus Commute

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For those people who feel like they constantly have to be doing something productive, the commute to and from work is often a dreaded part of daily life. While the average commute is about 20-30 minutes, it is not uncommon to travel 45 minutes to an hour for work—and that’s just one way! When you double those numbers, commuting becomes even more time consuming. The good news is, however, that time spent commuting to work doesn’t have to be time wasted. If you, like many others, take the bus, metro, or another form of public transit, you have even more… Read more »

6 Ways Public Transportation Benefits the Community

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Public transportation is a staple in every community, even though many people don’t realize it. There are many ways you can personally benefit from using public transportation. Not owning or as frequently using a car, for example, can save you a lot of money. You’ll have extra downtime to relax, which is difficult to come by in our work-oriented society. Plus, using public transit gets your body moving as you walk between bus stops and destinations. But perhaps even more important than the individual advantages public transportation has to offer, are the larger-scale benefits it offers the locality in which… Read more »

Public Transportation Etiquette: Cell Phone Edition

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Ah, the smartphone. It’s a technological marvel that has both blessed and cursed us at the same time. While it’s incredibly useful and convenient to have instant communication capabilities and information access at our fingertips, it’s also a distraction that can make us behave unconsciously (or for some, consciously) rude to others. Nobody likes being cut off when someone else takes a phone call mid-conversation or feeling like they’re talking to a wall while someone scrolls through Facebook at the dinner table. One place where cell phone use can be especially annoying and inconsiderate? Public transportation! Buses, metros, trains, and… Read more »

How to Deal with Anxiety on Public Transportation

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Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue among Americans 18 and older? Nearly 20% of the U.S. population suffers from anxiety every year—that’s approximately 40 million people! There are a lot of different triggers that produce anxiety symptoms in different people. Although you may not hear it about it as much, public transportation is a common source of anxiety for many individuals. The lack of control, being surrounded by strangers, navigating unfamiliar routes and schedules, and being in a confined space can all contribute to a fear of public transit. If public transportation is… Read more »

How To Make Your Nighttime Bus Ride Safer

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Nobody likes the idea of traveling alone in the dark, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. If you have to commute to work or are returning from the city before or after the sun comes up, riding public transportation may seem a little scarier than it is in the daylight. Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to ensure your night trip is as safe as possible. Here are a few precautions you can take to ease your mind when riding the bus at night: Stay on top of bus schedules. Thanks to modern technology, there are plenty of ways… Read more »

Essential Safety Tips for Seniors Using Public Transportation

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As you get older and start living out your golden years, there are a lot of different reasons driving a car may no longer be an option for transportation. It could be a medical condition that makes it unsafe to drive, or simply the lifestyle changes that come with aging and make owning a vehicle impractical. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternative transportation options that allow senior citizens to maintain their independence—including public transportation. If you’re a senior trying to navigate the public transit system, we’ve got a few tips to help keep you moving as safely as possible! Watch… Read more »

3 Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Use Public Transportation Alone

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One of the first milestones toward independence many children reach is the ability to travel around their neighborhood by themselves. When they’re younger, this means walking to the corner store or biking to their friend’s house. As they get older and more mature—especially for kids who live in or near the city—it means riding public transportation on their own. If your child is finally ready to take that next step, use these tips to teach them how to use public transit safely and confidently! 1) Practice with them first. Public transportation systems can be tricky when you’re navigating them for… Read more »

4 Tricks for Staying Cool on Public Transportation This Summer

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Doesn’t it feel like we were just clinking our champagne glasses, ringing in the New Year? And now suddenly the spring flowers have bloomed and we don’t need to wear jackets outside anymore? With summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the heat and humidity that come along with it. Thanks to the invention of air conditioning, this is usually not a problem. For those of us who commute on public transportation, however, things can get sticky and sweaty pretty quickly. Luckily, there are a few tricks you can use to keep cool on public transit! 1)… Read more »

Can I Use Public Transportation During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Unless you’ve been blissfully living off the grid in isolation over the last several months, you’re likely very aware of and informed about coronavirus (COVID-19). The outbreak—which has officially been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization as of early March 2020—has upended everyday life as we know it for the foreseeable future. Many of us are experiencing a lot of anxiety and uncertainty during this time, unsure of what is or is not safe or morally responsible, especially when it comes to public travel. As a leading provider in the bus and transportation industry, we at Northwest… Read more »

5 Reasons to Use Public Transportation

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Many people dismiss public transit as a viable option for regular and daily commuting. Most assume owning a car will be more convenient and efficient, especially with advances in self-driving technology and luxury features. However, there’s still a lot to be said on behalf of the public transportation system! Electing to use city buses, shuttles, and other public transit vehicles can greatly benefit both you and your community. The next time you’re headed to work or have to travel across town, consider these reasons why you should choose public transportation! 1) You’ll save money. Did you know that it takes,… Read more »

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