A few months back, in the height of the summer, I spotted this light rail passenger sitting at the stop with presumably a new purchase.
From my vantage point across the street, it looked like a lamp. I was so glad to be taking the express bus home instead of the light rail that day. The light rail trains are usually packed at that hour. I was stunned when this woman found enough space to squeeze into the train with the over-sized lamp.
I sure am getting my mileage out of this scene of the light rail car in front of Chase Field. After posting yesterday’s article, I noticed a warning sign in this photo:
I cropped this photo so you can clearly read the warning for motorists.
Do Not Drive on the Tracks.
You would think this would be a no-brainer, yet there has been at least one incident where a man did drive down the light rail tracks. Not sure if this means the signs along the route are working as there as only been one incident, or if it’s a failure because it did happen despite the warning sign. Food for thought.
This installment of Commuter Chronicles is a little different in that it isn’t about an actual experience I’ve had using public transit. Rather, I wanted to share an interesting article I came across while reading my twitter feed over the weekend.
Boss kicked me out early, light rail is the easiest option outta there. Get to light rail station – shouldn’t be that crowded at this hour but students are one by one descending upon the platform. At least I think all these people are students. At least half the people on the platform appear to be in their early twenties and wearing backpacks. Continue reading →
Sometime around mid- July, the All Star Major League Baseball event came to downtown Phoenix. Although the downtown area sees a good amount of people on any given day, an event such as this makes any given day look like a ghost town. People were everywhere, cars were everywhere and the light rail seemed to be the easiest way to get the hell out of there. Continue reading →