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Public transportation is the way to go

In 2005, our family went on a European vacation.

One of our stops, of course, was London, England.

Throughout our travels, we would take advantage of the local public transportation, whether it be on a bus, metro train or taxi cab.

The London Underground is famous for its audio warning to passengers to “mind the gap” once entering and exiting the train.

Well, the voice that warned passengers died last week. His name is Phil Sayer.

When I saw this article, it touched me because I’ve always loved riding on metro trains.

My love started when I was a kid at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where I would ride the airport train from one terminal to another.

I also had ridden Atlanta’s MARTA a time or two.

I don’t know if it was the aesthetic or just the environment; or whether it was the lighting — I loved riding on the metro.

Thinking back on our trip, I always think about our journeys from one stop to another.

Where would we be without public transportation, if it’s widely available?

If and when I get a chance to go to Chicago, riding the “L” is a must for me as the city is huge and the service is mighty convenient.

I still have my ticket stubs from previous trips to the Windy City.

I often pull them out and think of fond memories of trips.

When was the last time you rode a metro train in a major city?