If you live somewhere that it’s essential to own a vehicle for day-to-day
living, if public transportation where you live were to suddenly be
improved to the point that it became a viable alternative to taking your
own vehicle, would you still feel the need to own a vehicle? On the flip
side, if you do live where there is decent public transportation, do you
still find it necessary to own a vehicle?
In 2009 I moved back to my hometown. My apartment complex is
located a few blocks from the last house I shared with my parents.
In comparison to the ‘now’ times public transportation was more
accessible back then and I recall days, months, years of taking the
bus to work (even two of them at one point in time).
Owning my own vehicle allowed me more independence with the
time schedule throughout the years; however, since I don’t drive
long distances nor every day the expense of owning a car may
outweigh the cost of public transportation.
I’ve given thought to leasing a vehicle which would cut my
yearly vehicle budget.
Recently I learned the town provides a service of a mini-bus
to local stores and for a $10.00 fee to cover the price of gas
a volunteer will drive you to out-of-town doctor’s visits.
I’m still pondering thoughts and options for upcoming year 2022.