Caroline commutes downtown by parking at the Metro Park & Ride at the Triangle and taking the 801 MetroRapid bus downtown, then walking five minutes to her office.
“I started taking the bus downtown in late 2016 because parking prices have skyrocketed in recent years. Instead of driving every day, I’ve loved being able to relax on the bus. The bus lanes make getting downtown faster too! I love not having to deal with the Austin traffic in the mornings and evenings. I mostly listen to NPR during my commute time, listen to a new band on Spotify, or read a daily newsletter I’m subscribed to. I like taking advantage of the time, so I feel like I’m being productive.”