Increased public transportation is one of those concepts that a lot of people like, at least on paper. According to the American Public Transportation Association, 74 percent of people support the idea of more mass transit spending.
At the same time, when it comes to using transit, many Texans, don’t really want to change their travel habits. According to a Texas Transportation Institute poll that came out earlier this year, “The data suggest that those who primarily use autos, roughly 90 percent of Texans, may have a challenge seeing themselves as merely one of many user groups for whom the system was designed. Rather, they see themselves as the user group for whom the system was designed. Furthermore, they may view the primary role of state departments of transportation—but also to a lesser extent municipal and county government—as facilitating their system needs.”
Are you one of those conflicted commuters who likes the idea of options but is worried about your schedule, your options, and making the right choice as you decide to spend less time sitting in rush hour traffic every day?
Give Mobility Week a try. Let your boss know what you are doing. Acknowledge that you’re trying something new, and you may be late or something may happen, but agree to communicate. Then, decide to check out your options and see what might work for you. Need help? Here is a handy dandy resource to help with your experiment.
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