Like anarthrous Dane, I too inflict upon myself the rigors of public transit on a daily basis. Between now and the time school starts, I’ll still be working for the same company, so the trip to Washington goes thus:
1. Baltimore Metro to Light Rail on Howard Street,
2. Light Rail to Baltimore Penn Station,
3. MARC commuter train to DC Union Station, and…
4. DC Metro to Dupont Circle, where I walk to work.
Four different train systems in a day. All in all, it’s about a 90 minute commute one-way, not counting walking time, on a good day. Just about as long as it took to get to and from work back in Manila; except that I’m traversing far greater distances in that span of time — Forty miles instead of seven.
If I didn’t like travelling by train so much, I would, like, absolutely die. Like, gag me with a spoon, totally.