‘Why You Ride (or Don’t Ride)‘ is a series where you, our faithful readers, share your transportation routines in L.A. and your thoughts on how to make things better – read more about the concept here.
Who You Are:
Name: Reed R. Blanton
Location: Melrose District
Your Transit Routine:
How often do you take transit and for what purpose?
Up to six days a week for work, gym, food, shopping, and pleasure.
Where are you typically traveling from and going to?
Typically from home to work.
What lines/routes do you take?
217, 780, Red Line to North Hollywood, 224, and 165.
How long does it typically take?
On a good day only forty five minutes. On an average day, anywhere from one hour to an hour and a half.
Briefly, how would you describe your typical transit experience? Love it, deal with it, or hate it?
I love it!
On average, what do you spend each month on transportation?
$50 – $100
Why do you take transit?
For all the reasons everyone should ride public transit. It really does save money. Imagine, seventy five dollars a month gets you on any Metro transit, even some non-Metro transit. Add up the cost of gas, vehicle insurance, financing costs, plus vehicle repairs, add the stress of driving in the L.A. Metro area, why wouldn’t anyone want to ride public transit?