The reasons include:
- Cost - for the writer, David Beard, the T only costs $6 a day.
- Schedule-friendly - David is lucky! He only lives a half-mile from a bus stop. He rides the bus to the Alewife station and takes the Red Line to his office.
- Time - on the T, David can take advantage of reading his Blackberry or just reading.
- Carbon - saving carbon, freeing up the family car for others in the family.
- People - meeting new people.