Tag: commuter chronicles
Commuter Chronicles #10: Signs You Should Hail a Taxi
SIGNS YOU SHOULD HAIL A TAXI BACK TO YOUR HOTEL ROOM INSTEAD OF TAKING THE BUS As discovered while waiting for local route 8 at the Old Town Transit Center in San Diego. The bus driver has been sitting idle inside the bus with the doors closed for about 5 minutes. When the driver…
Commuter Chronicles #9: MetroBench
This installment of Commuter Chronicles is a little different in that it isn’t about an actual experience I’ve had using public transit. Rather, I wanted to share an interesting article I came across while reading my twitter feed over the weekend.
Commuter Chronicles #8: License Plate Scrabble
Arizona and California both allow drivers, for a fee, to customize their license plate numbers. As a result, I can’t go more than 30 seconds without seeing a personalized license plate number on the road.
Commuter Chronicles #6: Top 3
This installment of Commuter Chronicles is a short series of Top 3 lists related to commuting via public transportation. Two of these items are from my experiences using public transportation in SoCal. Can you guess which two those are?
Commuter Chronicles #5: Those Crazy Drivers
So far, my posts related to commuting have primarily dealt with public transportation. For this post, I’d like to highlight some of the bizarre things I’ve seen in the past year or so while either driving or carpooling to/from work. I’m not talking about crazy illegal lane changes, people flipping the bird at other drivers,…
Commuter Chronicles #4: Plane Crash
Today’s commute was a bit more eventful than usual. While carpooling towards the freeway, I noticed about four aircraft circling above the vicinity of Falcon Field Airport. I thought it seemed odd that there would be a backup of air traffic as Falcon Field is a small airport. However, from about a 1/2 mile away,…
Commuter Chronicles #3 Update: Rest in Peace Burt Sugar
Earlier this week I uploaded a “Commuter Chronicles” post about a how a fellow light rail passenger thought he spotted Bert Sugar waiting for the next train. I didn’t even know who Bert Sugar was until this encounter at the light rail in July 2011, and I thought it was an interesting enough encounter to…
Commuter Chronicles #3: Bert Sugar
Sometime around mid- July, the All Star Major League Baseball event came to downtown Phoenix. Although the downtown area sees a good amount of people on any given day, an event such as this makes any given day look like a ghost town. People were everywhere, cars were everywhere and the light rail seemed to…
Commuter Chronicles #1: The Wonderful World of Public Transportation
One idea I’ve been kicking around for awhile is to weave together some of my experiences as a commuter who uses public transportation (it’s not as common here in Phoenix as it is in other major metropolitan cities). I’m not sure if it would use these pieces as a personal narrative or if I should …