It also provides a sense of convenience. As a passenger, you get to look around, enjoy the scenery, or even get a little shut eye depending on how long your ride is.
Those are the advantages. So, what are the disadvantages? Let's see. People are loud, the bus or people smell, it's crowded, oh yeah- the biggest....THE BUS IS LATE!!!!!!!
That was my experience Monday, October 27, 2014. I work as a home health aid and take public transportation to get back and forth from work. My last case is on the bus line, #72, on Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ. Now don't get me wrong, NJ Transit have good drivers who are ALWAYS on time, such as the #11 driver when I am going to my first case. He is the 8:30 express to Willowbrook Mall in Woodbridge and the female driver when I am done with that same case in the afternoon. Same bus line, headed towards Newark. I can count on them to het me where I need to go...ON TIME!!!!
Now this 72 bus headed to Newark from Paterson. Oh my stars. I have been taking this bus line since, say, June. My case ends af 7:30 and I am not far from the bus stop, maybe 3 minutes away once I leave the house. The bus is due around 7:50 pm. Plenty of time right. Maybe 2 times out of ten, it was ON TIME!!! Other than that, it would come 20 minutes after 8 pm. I have to admit there was a time of maybe nearly a week and half it came on time.
Now, on 10/27/14 I get out at 7:30, not too bad of a night. 7:50....no bus. Okay, no big deal. 8:20....no bus. I use something called Transit app, you can get it from the Google Play Store. It is usually on point showing where the bus is and how long it will take to get to where you are. But this night, it didn't change showing a closer time and for good reason. The bus was going to be late. How late???? The bus didn't come until......9:20!!!!!!!! An hour an a half later. I hear others complain about this line, saying "it's the worse!!!" I can understand why.
I hope NJ Transit do something soon. This is just too much!!!!
Thank you for your time and consideration.