Why I Ride: Claudia Casasola, Senior Auditor

Why I Ride

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

Name: Claudia Casasola
Position: Senior Auditor

How often do you take transit?

Everyday to work, sometimes on weekends for leisure.

What lines/routes?

Metrolink San Bernardino Line and Metro Red Line.

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

Not completely. I live in the suburbs, so very few places are at walking/biking distance.

Do you use any other alternative transportation (bicycle, rideshare, etc)?

Bicycle sometimes, walk most of the time.

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

Yes it is! You experience first hand what it means to ride public transportation and that way you can encourage friends and family to also give it a try.

Why do you love transit?

I get to read, study, listen to music, people watch, relax, catch some much needed zzzz’s and most importantly: I don’t have to deal with traffic, car expenses and the stress of driving.

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

My children also ride the bus to college. For them it’s great because it’s just a short walk to the bus stop. For me it’s great because besides helping the environment by not driving a car, we save on gas, parking fees and they get to exercise!