For the past year and six months, Kate McQuillan has traded her 25 minute commute to work for an hour-long bus ride. She then convinced some co-workers to do the same.
“I realize it takes a little longer to use the bus as opposed to using my own car,” said McQuillan, a program assistant in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh provost’s office. Every day, she boards a GO Transit bus in Neenah before 7 a.m., rides to the transfer station in downtown Oshkosh, boards a new bus heading to campus and arrives at work by 8 a.m. She rides the same route in reverse each evening.
“But, I think the benefits exceed the costs,” she said. “Time on the bus is time for me. I use the phone. I listen to music. I read books. Do puzzles. I can really use the time.” Continue reading