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October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Passenger Profile: Deanna

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Passengers like Deanna depend on Metro transit to get to work, school and other important destinations. We hope you enjoy her story, and we’re interested in your transit story too. Email mrhibbard@bistatedev.org, and we may share your story in a future “Passenger Profile.” 

For about eight years, Deanna has relied on Metro and enjoyed her no-car lifestyle. The number one reason Deanna uses Metro is its convenience.

“I don’t drive,” she said. “Metro gets me where I need to go quick and simple, no hassles. I jump on, jump off.”

Her typical daily commute starts by boarding the #72 Monarch bus near her home and riding to the North County Transit Center. From there, she boards the #76 Waterford to Lindbergh where she works nearby.

Deanna will be the first to tell you that adopting a no-car lifestyle isn’t so simple. You need to plan ahead. Luckily for you, she has some tips for those thinking about keeping the car on the curb.

“Know your schedules,” she said. “Know your connections so you don’t have to wait long. You’ve got to plan it out, because if you don’t, you’ll end up on the wrong bus and there’s no telling where you’ll end up.”

For Deanna, planning pays off every time she boards the bus. For her, Metro provides peace of mind.

“When I get off from work, I know what time my bus is going to come,” she said. “They take me where I need to go. I get back home safe.”

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