Public Transit Allowed Me to Keep Working

Op-Ed

Public Transit Allowed Me to Keep Working

By: Julie Blanke, Commuter 

I love my job, and I really enjoy working. It gives me a sense of purpose and obviously helps me pay the bills. After I became handicapped, I could no longer drive my own vehicle, and I had to make some tough decisions about my new lifestyle. I even feared I would have to leave my job, since I live in La Mesilla, located 7 miles south of Española, and work in Santa Fe. That is more than 50 miles I have to commute every day, and I needed to find a reliable and accessible ride in order to keep working. 

Thanks to public transit, and the NCRTD’s (North Central Regional Transit District) “Blue Bus,” I can easily commute to my job in Santa Fe.