Mass Transit Realities

From the Houston Chronicle:

Margaret Jenkins, 72, who has to transfer four times before she gets to her part-time office job near the Reliant Park, believes the bus routes are mind-boggling for commuters who don’t work downtown or at the medical center.

“It’s a problem,” said Jenkins, whose itinerary takes anywhere from one hour and 20 minutes to two hours one way. Each morning, she boards the 52 Scott bus on Rosehaven and Airport Blvd. She transfers for the 73 Crosstown on Scott and Belfort streets and then makes another transfer for the 18 Kirby bus heading northbound at the Fannin South Park & Ride center. Once she gets to Kirby Drive near the Loop 610, she jaywalks to take the southbound 18 Kirby which drives along the Southwest Loop.

That is where her office is located.


When someone offers her a ride to work, the commute time drops considerably — to 10 minutes


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