Or, “words that start with ‘ex'”. Anyways, it has to be seen as a positive sign that the Fishers-to-Indy express bus has been successful. 500 trips a day may not sound like much, but that’s 500 less cars on the road. Also, the demand will allow IndyGo to look in to expanding to other areas.
On a personal note, I have taken the bus to work almost every day so far this year. Last weekend I bought gas for the car for the first time since 2007. I’m trying to help the evil oil companies as little as possible. But really, they’re just the dealers, and we are the junkies. Riding the bus is an interesting experience. If nothing else, it makes me feel like I’m in a city and not a suburb. I encourage anyone who lives around Broad Ripple and works downtown to give Bus 17 a shot. As you stand at the stop, just look at all the cars passing you. Notice how many of them have just one occupant. It gives one pause when you think about where the oil is coming from, and what the exhaust is doing to this planet. Once you start making the bus a habit, it is hard to go back to the stress of the daily work commute. You may even start to look forward to the bus ride as I have.