In honor of tonight’s extended hours on MetroRail–the last planned Friday evening service for a while–I’d like to share another MetroRail rider’s story, in his own words. Justin Kirchhoff has been riding MetroRail since day 1, and he uses his commute to stay productive and get ahead on his workday. How do you enjoy your commute?
I’ve always liked trains. I don’t know what it is. Maybe the fact that it takes the shortest route between any two locations or that its very efficient. Either way, when I started riding the MetroRail this past year, I really found the convenience alarming.
With gas prices climbing to an all time high and car repair climbing almost just as high, there was only one solution for me to travel back and forth from my production studio to home. Cap MetroRail has been my hero. I’ve saved well over $500 in gas this past year because of the light rail. $500! I would have easily spent $30 or more on gas to fill up my car every week. Now I only have to spend that once a month to ride MetroRail to and from work, even to downtown Austin.
With free WiFi enabled train cars, I could send my morning e-mails off to clients, check my daily dose of viral videos, even upload a video to my server. The convenience factor is fast, safe, and most of all smart.