Why do we live in a society were it is cheaper and FAR more convenient for me to drive my car with my two kids four hours to the largest urban center than it is to take a bus? For us to ride the Greyhound is well over $100. $180 actually that is a guess based on the trip to Vancouver – ONE WAY. Greyhound won’t actually give me a rate to Tsawwassen. And we have to leave at noon which means I lose those hours of work and pull the kids out of school. $30 for all of us to ride the ferry over and no wonder I have never taken my kids to visit my sister on the island.
Compare that to me driving my small car which would cost less than $80 in fuel add in say $40 for wear and tear, $8 for the park n’ ride and you still have a better deal. Plus I can leave after school so we all get our day in and I don’t lose additional dollars.
Now my problem is, I want to take the bus. I want to travel lighter on the earth and be part of the solution but that just doesn’t make sense!