Employer: Propel Insurance
Gets around by: Bus
Where do you live and where do you work?
I live in the Proctor District of Tacoma, but I work downtown.
How do you get there?
I ride the bus everyday. It’s a straight shot to the office.
How does it all add up? How much money or time do you save?
Riding the bus saves me the headache of looking and paying for parking downtown. There is a garage by my office, but it costs $40 a month to park there. That is $40 I could spend elsewhere!
What’s in it for you?
Riding the bus to work gives me a moment to clear my mind and get ready for the day. I like to listen to music, get myself inspired for the day. I also love brushing shoulders with a different group of people everyday.
Do you have any tips for people who may be trying these modes for the first time?
I was nervous when I first started riding the bus. I didn’t know exactly where the stops were. But I learned quickly not to be afraid to ask the driver. There has been the occasional grumpy driver, but for the most part they are so helpful and ready to help you get where you need to go.