Bus vs. Taxi

The bus I take from Stratford to the downtown and return, is quick, inexpensive, and features a friendly helpful driver. So helpful that the driver will even drop me off at my door when I am taking the return trip. People talk and share stories.

It’s such a contrast to the taxi experience on the same route, which is slower, far more expensive, and generally not as social a drive. Taxi’s don’t feel as safe either.

I only see growth for public transit in Charlottetown, fuelled in no small part by the bus drivers themselves. I see only decline for taxi’s, especially if ride sharing ever takes hold, which despite the negativity surrounding the gig economy, is incentivized to provide a good experience.