After a quick lunch of left over soup, bread and french fries, we set out to the store.
We live 9 minutes on foot to the bus stop. The buses were running pretty close to schedule, not to crowded, pleasantly acclimatized, clean etc...no complaints. We haven't purchased a rolling shopping cart yet so we brought along bags and baskets. I don't even want to think about what I looked like today - bag lady anybody?
The bus costs $1.50 per person per ride, so we spent $6 today hauling groceries. The round trip including the walk took about 2 hours, 11/2 of which was transport. It's not the sort of impromptu trip to make if you unexpectedly ran out of eggs.
This was a test run to see if the bus would work when the weather gets a little more unpleasant. With a little rolling cart, this will work well for one person. All in all, a good experience, no complaints. No need to rush out to buy a new car yet.
I left a compliment at AATA's website on the day of our trip and received a reply:
We greatly appreciate your complimentary remarks. We are so delighted that you had a pleasant experience with us. It is always pleasing to receive positive feedbacks as this is a constant source of encouragement and helps us to continue our successful work in the future. Thank you again and we look forward to serving your transportation needs.