Yes, you read it right. There are things that everyone should know about before they use public transportation. Read through this list o’ 5 to know 5 points about it.
- You won’t be the only one: If you have qualms about using public transportation (whatever they may be, like crowd nervousness, etc), then do not worry. You are not the only one. A lot of people have such fears, but remember this – you are not the only one who uses it, or intends to use it. Millions of people worldwide use public transportation every day, so get over your fears if you absolutely have to use it (assuming other options aren’t feasible at the moment);
- Things have come a long way: Gone are the days when travelling by public transportation was an uncomfortable affair. To encourage their increased usage, local and national governments have increased the amenities offered (better seats, better schedules, etc). So if you are still holding some dreary images of public transportation in your mind, then be assured that in most places, that is no longer the case;
- Easily available information: There are various avenues from where you can easily get information about schedules, distance between two points, trip planning, etc. You can get such information through quick online searches or visiting your nearest central information office (public transportation related). They would be happy to assist you;
- Merging with technology: A lot of public transportation systems have merged technology really well. They either have official apps that can help you with a lot of things (like planning your trip, buying tickets, etc), or they have apps made by developers who are passionate about providing tools to ease lives of daily commuters. Not only that, public transportation information is neatly merged with search engine maps and GPS systems as well (in most regions). Make sure you use such facilities to their fullest extent;
- Get someone to take you on your 1st trip: If it is your 1st time using public transportation, then it is recommended that you take someone along in your 1st This will help you get familiar with new environment around the support of someone supportive.
Good luck, and thank you for reading!