Part2 - Describe a common transportation system for commuters in your city.
Public Bus is a very common transportation system in our country and the majority of the commuters in cities and urban areas use this transportation system. There are two types of public bus systems in our country- short distance buses and long distance buses. There are many governments owned bus service system which is available mostly in the metropolitan system. There are varieties of sizes in these buses ranging from 10 seats to as many as 100 seats and even double-decker buses as well.
People from all classes and economic conditions use these buses and who do not own private cars, most of the times use this transportation system. Since there are cheap and expensive buses based on the facilities allowed, people with low earnings mostly use the non-AC, small buses. While the people with better economic conditions use air conditioned and a bit expensive service.
This is the most convenient transportation system in our country in terms of expenses and availability. Hiring taxi or private cars cost a lot and they are not always available. So people mostly depend on the public bus transportation system which offers a very low fair and are always available for almost all of the destinations.
I mostly use this bus transportation system for short and long distance travels and communications and I find it very handy. Though there are some disadvantages of this transportation system, I would say still this is the best way for commuters to more to different places in my city.
How did you get here?
I came here on my bicycle.
What is your favorite mode of transportation?
I love riding bicycle to go from one place to another. However, bicycles has its own limitations, and one cannot travel on it for long distances. Apart from bicycle, I prefer flights for longer distances.
Do you ever use public transport?
Well, I do use public transport when I need to travel to far off places and I don’t have much time. Also, they are a better way of transportation when I am alone, as they tend to be more safer.
Do you like the public transport in your country?
I think apart from some faults here and there, the public transport is really good in my country. It is cheaper and tend to be more safe. There are lots of buses and subways, so one does not need to wait for a very long time for them. However, the buses and the subwyas tend to overload more people than can adjust in the bus, making them often prone to accidents. But with the strictness from the government in recent times, the situation has improved a lot.
What is the difference between taking a bus and taking a train?
There is not much difference when going for smaller distances, apart from the fact that trains tend to be more comfortable as one gets to sleep. With bus, one is stuck at one place and has to sit. However, in longer distances, trains tend to be more faster as compared to bus.