Saturday, August 23, 2014
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"How did you get to work?" highlights

There are 54 comments in our "How did you (or how did you try to) get to work?" thread below, so I thought I'd pick out a few and highlight them.

"How did you get to work?" highlights

There are 54 comments in our "How did you (or how did you try to) get to work?" thread below, so I thought I'd pick out a few and highlight them.

adamcoop:

I live in Horsham, so I normally use the 55 bus between Doylestown & Willow Grove. I work in West Philly (56th & Chestnut). My friend drove down from Holland in Bucks County to drive me to Willow Grove R2 station. I got off at 30th st and had a coworker pick me up to go to work at 56th & Chestnut Sts.

freerangelettuce:

Walked from my apartment at Broad & Snyder to class at Temple (Broad & Norris). 4 miles, took about 90 minutes, and I missed all but 20 minutes of my first class. My professor then proceeded to laugh in my face when I tried to explain why I was an hour late, and he started babbling about "fair wages," to which I call B.S. Seems Temple is running Broad St. shuttles, though I didn't see a single one in the 90 minutes I walked up Broad.

marusya:
 
I had to skip a day of work entirely, because R5 in Ardmore did not show for 35 min which meant that I wasn't able to make my Amtrak transfer to get to Lancaster, PA. So as it turns out, Septa doesn't only effect the City but also parts of the state. They shouldn't get a raise, but rather a fine!
 
mikejgrant:
 
Rode my bike. my bike NEVER goes on strike and I never have to fill it up.
 
Philly4ever:
 
Taking the R8 to Center City, but how long can I do that at almost $5 bucks a pop? (And SEPTA charges extra for people paying on board - even though most stations don't have a ticket booth). Will start biking in after I go broke.
 
And, finally, brian stewart:
 
DIDN'T GO TO SCHOOL WILL GROW UP TO BE STUPID ALL SEPTAS FAULT

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