Pushy or grateful? What kind of life bus rider do you want to be?
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No better way to tool around Whidbey than on Island Transit, our rural zero-fare transit system with an annual ridership of 100,000 passengers. Passing by one of the iconic buses with their distinctive colors I was reminded of something my mom used to say: “Diane, life is like a big red bus and some of us get on fighting for the best seats to see the best view from the best vantage points when all of a sudden the bus ride is over and they saw nothing. Others are content to stand in the aisle and experience it the best they can, being grateful for having gotten on the bus in the first place.”
Question: What kind of bus rider do you want to be?