Take Your Car Instead of the Train
If you are living in the big city, then you need to have a reliable way to get around town in a hurry. The subway is there when you need it, but taking the subway every day is an exhausting activity; you might think that you are saving money by taking public transportation, but you have to factor in the opportunity cost that takes into account the amount of time you spend sitting on the platform waiting for the train to come and the amount of time you spend on the train. If you have been riding the subway long enough, then you know that the trains do get delayed, and there are occasional reasons for the trains to suddenly stop working altogether. If you’ve never been stuck on the subway, then you are among the lucky minority of people who live in this sprawled out city.
Urban sprawl has created a need for getting to areas outside of the scheme of the public transportation system. Even if you don’t mind taking the subway, you might not be able to get where you want to go with the system that’s in place. The subway doesn’t reach out to all the surrounding suburbs. You need a car for the sake of traveling to places that are outside of the scheme of the public transportation system. If you have a job to do or an appointment to make, you might have to spend hours on the trains and busses to get to your destination if you are relying exclusively upon the public transportation system to get you where you need to go.
When you have a vehicle, you’re still able to take the public transportation system when you need to get somewhere that’s easy to reach on the public line. However, you’re …