But don’t take it from me…

Detroit bloggers love buses, too.

From O Street on The Detroit Free Press site:

I met him in grade school, a big yellow something, and we’ve been involved with each other in some variation — public transportation, Greyhound, shuttle — ever since.

It’s an on-again, off-again relationship, depending on the circumstances of my chaotic life.


Oneita the Blogger loves to sit in the back of the bus and make observations. There is much to discover on the stress-free trips, many conversations to listen in on and to initiate. Great blogging material. I get lost in my reading and in my thoughts.

And I save money.

Now that gas is sticking out its tongue saying na-na-na-na-naaaa, I’ve decided to strike up an acquaintance again: I’m getting a bus pass.

Gas for my car for one week at $4 a gallon is $72. (It was $20 a week when I moved here.)

A DDOT bus pass for the month is $47.


I’ve cut back on trips, slowed way down and I’m shopping closer to home. I get rides with friends. My discretionary spending is more discreet. All that is good, but I need to make a change I can really measure. Not driving is one way to keep more money in my pocket.

Maybe I’ll get a bike before the summer is over.

The next time we’re in the D, I’m looking this woman up.