I’ve lived in Orlando without a car for 2 years, 4 months, and 10 days.
But I credit the Transit Interpretation Project (TrIP) for finally making me a regular bus commuter.
Daily commuting essentials:
- Phone: to read/answer emails, catch up on social media
- Phone charger: to recharge when I get to work
- Clutch: to hold phone and wallet
- Lynx pass: so much cheaper than paying $2 per trip/$4.50 all day
- Cash: for morning coffee— my favorite shop has a $5 minimum for credit cards
- Laptop and charger: for work
- Water bottle: usually refillable, but sometimes I forget
- Umbrella: because this is Florida
- Grandma purse: to hold everything (never-ending/full of awesome)
- Worn, comfortable shoes: for the walk
Not pictured: a sweater for the bus (which I am grateful is air conditioned); my watch to tell the time (is the bus late/am I late?); a hair tie (its been 80°+ in December y’all)
My commute one-way is a usually relaxing 20min door-to-door trip.
hello! to the wonderful, friendly, and interesting people I ride the 102 with.