Don’t let the stigma stop you from bus riding

There is a stigma around public transportation and that it is scary and dirty. The intimidation one might feel while getting on the bus or any form of public transportation might be enough to turn people off from riding. This is not my first time riding the bus, but it was my first time taking this route. The bus itself was nice and cool and was clean. I expected it to be a bit busier due to riding from 4:30 to 6 p.m. During a ride on Route 4 through Flour Bluff it was very empty, and almost nobody got…

All walks of life using the bus for their daily commute

In a lively city where public transportation is the lifeline for many to be able to get to where they need to go, I embarked on the journey of taking the bus and speaking with fellow riders and their experiences. Fortunately for me, I live off Everhart Road, so there’s a bus stop that is very close to my house and I was able to take the southside bus route. This was my first time riding the bus, so my nerves were going through the roof as I had planned on getting on the bus near my home but had…

Public transport brings together all sorts of people

Corpus Christi is quite the large city, and as with most big cities, public transportation is a requirement. For cheap public transportation, Corpus Christi offers the CCRTA bus system. Founded in 1985, it has continued to evolve over the years, resulting in a large web of interconnecting bus routes and benches. Most people can ride the bus about $1.75. However, Del Mar College students can use it for free as long as they have an updated school ID of the current semester. Although the bus is free to use for Del Mar students, it does not mean that it is…

Different reasons for using public transportation

A student I.D. is a valid bus ticket for every student at Del Mar College. On Jan. 20, the weather was a warm and sunny 40 degrees. There was only one man out waiting to ride the bus in the weather. Mike, even standing in the cold, was excited for the bus to go home from work. “The pricing isn’t bad” he said. Once on the bus, Mike was kind enough to help with directions and what route to take.   Over the hour ride only two more people hopped on. Another man named Joe got on and laid down…

Connecting commuters in Corpus Christi

For our first News Gathering and Writing assignment, we were tasked to ride the B-line Corpus Christi bus for an hour while simultaneously interviewing at least three people. Growing up near downtown San Antonio, I was no stranger to public transportation. Interviewing people, however, was entirely foreign to me. Nervously, I hopped on with no route planned and only my journal and wits in hand. For about 45 minutes, I rode around with only one other older gentleman while trying to work up the nerve to talk to him. However, a few minutes later two women hopped inside and sat…