Public Transit

Public transit includes buses, shuttles, and LRT trains. This is intended to serve a county, and provide a means for the masses to board a vehicle, and get to where they need to go without owning, or operating an automobile. Even if you have a car, public transit might be a more favorable option to save on the cost of gas, and possibly insurance. However, not every county has public transit available, and for that – I would recommend someone on SSI to move to a place with public transit.

What I Do

In almost every instance, I use public transit. The only exceptions is when I do a big shopping at the grocery store, and have multiple bags to bring home. In this instance, I pay my friend for taking me. I realize that she has to tend to her car, and therefore deserves the funds I provide. Obviously, I account for these funds in my budget.

However, for every other trip, I use a disabled half fare card that charges me $1.40 for a 3 hour pass. This means I tap once, and for the next three hours, anytime I tap the card – I don’t get charge for a ride. After the three hours, I pay another $1.40. I could also get a 7 day pass for $12.50 and a 31 day pass for $50.