John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Ten random things: February 8

Ten more public transportation systems I have used:

  1. Amtrak
  2. Maryland Area Region Commuter Train Service (MARC)
  3. Charleston Area Transportation Authority (CARTA)
  4. Virginia Regional Transit
  5. Central Ohio Transit Authority
  6. Madison Metro
  7. DC Circulator
  8. Arlington Transit
  9. Alexandria Transit Company (DASH)
  10. Montgomery County Transit

One of the nicest perks of my new job is that I get to ride the bus for free. Actually free, not the odd "membership fee" kind of free that I mentioned here. This afternoon I hoofed it over to the closest Transportation services office to pick up my pass, and as I put it in my wallet, I realized I no longer needed the 31-day bus pass I was currently using. So I decided to give it away.

I Tweeted a handful of people I know in Madison to ask if they knew anyone who might be able to use a 31-day pass with nine days left on it, and one of them suggested I give it to a social service organization, mentioning the Salvation Army and a local group called Porchlight. I didn't know anything about the latter, so I Googled the name and leaned a) it's an organization that provides services to homeless people, and b) its main office was less than five blocks away. That was perfect, because I figured the sooner I got rid of it, the sooner it could get to someone who could use it, so on my way to the bus stop this afternoon I dropped in and handed it off to a staff member. I hope they're able to get it into the hands of someone who needs it.

Incidentally, as the list name suggests, this is a sequel to a list originally posted on September 13, 2007.

Tags: lists of ten things, trains, wisconsin: madison

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