Why I Ride: Elizabeth Bain, Senior Designer

Why I Ride

Why I Ride‘ is a series where Metro employees share their transit routines – read more about the concept here.

Name: Elizabeth Bain
Position: Senior Designer, Creative Services

How often do you take transit?

Almost daily.

What lines/routes?

Metrolink – Ventura, Antelope Valley, Burbank Airport and sometimes Amtrak. When I’m downtown I use Metro Rail (Red Line and Gold Line) and the Dash.

Are you car-free? If so, why? If not, why not?

No. I live on a hill away from stores, etc. I have to do errands and see art. I have to take a car to the rail station.

Do you think being a regular Metro rider is important to your job?

Yes. Absolutely. We need to know how things work, who is riding and what they like and/or dislike about their ride.

Why do you love transit?

It’s fast. My commute is 10 carefree minutes. I get some exercise walking.

Is there anything else you’d like to add (anecdote, advice, etc)?

I go all over LA. I’d use transit more often if the connections between bus and rail were better and some lines were safer. As more lines are built, we’ll be able to go all over the city easily and faster.