This reporter was glad to ride the bus yesterday as we crawled along at 10 mph in snowy, Friday evening rush hour traffic. Even more exciting, it was my first time in the new 'Brid-o-saurus bus -- the new hybrid bus! (The crest on top bears some resemblance to a crested dinosaur, if you use your imagination). Someday these babies will be diesel-free. Definitely a quieter ride. You can hear even more passenger conversations, such as this guy:
"Every idiot the state ever gave a license is driving tonight."
He'd been standing in the snow for 30 minutes; had even phoned the dispatcher to see if the bus was coming, he said. It would be great if the bus had a GPS, his buddy said. You could know exactly where it was. You could even wait indoors until the last minute because you'd know exactly when it would arrive. They could easily do that, he said.
Two outbound busses passed us, one after the other. "That second driver has it easy," the buddy said. As we entered the city another inbound bus was directly in front of us. Everyone's times were messed up because of the weather, the driver said.
By the time we disembarked at the station the snow had stopped falling. I treated myself to a hot meal at the Dispensing Company and trudged home.