But I essentially love PT in spite of its shortcomings. I have now ridden buses and/or trains in the following cities:
- Paris, France - I love the Metro. It is unbelievably easy to navigate, is clean and trains arrive at most 15 minutes apart.
- Portland, Oregon - The MAX is light and clean, a pleasure to ride around all day, and accesses all essential areas of the city.
- Tucson, Arizona - I did not have the pleasure of riding the SunTran, which I have heard is highly inexpensive compared to many other cities. Instead, I rode the CatTran's "Orange Route" which ran down Mountain from my apartment to the University of Arizona. Amazing!
But why were we riding PT, you ask? Ahh, well I had this half-formed idea of going to the Science Center, a free adventure. And go we did. Except I got all befuddled and we ended up getting there about an hour later than we'd planned, around 4:20!
The downside? The Science Center closes at 5!