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A few weeks ago, my neighbor let me in on a secret, which happened to be the San Francisco Bay Area commuter’s best kept secret. It’s such a secret that its just so obvious….The Bus (i.e. AC Transit) is the cheapest and easiest way to get to San Francisco (from where we live at least).
During my time at The Agency, my commute to work at its shortest was 1 hour and 2 hours at its worst. My daily trek to the city involved three modes of transportation, beginning with 15-45 minutes by car (this includes parking and waiting on the platform), then the 30 minutes by BART, then 15-20 minutes by foot.
But not anymore, even if I need to work in the city (once I find a new job).
I am going to take the bus, which apparently stops a 15 minute walk away from my house and goes directly to San Francisco in about 30 minutes. I did a little experiment today to try out the bus system and timed it. I was impressed, especially on the way back. I took the 12:00pm bus from SF and got back in 15 minutes, which until now as unheard of (by me at least). The special bus lanes (designed) so that the buses don’t have to worry about traffic jams to get on and off the bridge, are just fabulous.