I had a little boy last year, and he was in the middle of his first year at school.
He needed to go home, and I couldn’t get a bus.
It was $8 a day.
My husband and I had $2,500, so we started saving.
We’d spend the first $3,000 on the ticket and the second $3 the day before school.
We were so excited about him going to school, and we were so happy when he did.
But as soon as he got home, he was back in school with his mom.
When he got back to school last year and started his first semester of college, we didn’t know what to do.
He was struggling with academics, and his mom said, “You’ve got to take him home, so he’s got a good chance of getting a good education.”
So we decided to try to get him on a bus and rent a battle bus.
I bought a battle-bus from a local business for $50 a month, and it cost me $5,000, plus $5 a month for gas and insurance.
I had no idea what I was doing.
So my husband and we went to the local city bus company and said, we want a bus that costs $7 a day and we want it for our kid, so why don’t you let us use it for this month?
And they said, no.
They said, it’s too expensive.
So we called the city and said that they had no bus to rent.
They wouldn’t let us rent one for $7 because they couldn’t afford to rent a bus for $5.
So then we called them and said you know what?
We’re not going to rent any bus for that price, because if you don’t want it to be a battle, we’re not paying for it.
And they agreed to let us have one for the cost of $5 per day.
We bought it and it’s been a blessing.
I’m in the business of giving back, and if you think about it, you’ve got a baby that is a freshman and is now in his third year of college.
He’s in a school full of people who need a bus to get to their dorms, but they don’t have any.
So this is one way that we’ve been able to give back, because we’re in a community where it’s really expensive to rent out buses.
We’re also getting people who are looking for affordable transportation to the grocery store, or they’re looking for a place to park.
So that’s another reason that we’re giving back.
It’s so important that we do it right, because there are a lot of people out there who are just trying to make ends meet.
When I first got involved, I just gave $5 and gave it to the bus company.
Now, I’m giving back a little bit each month to the city.
For the last three years, I’ve been a member of the Greater Boston Association of Governments (GBAG).
We have a board of directors that has three seats, so each one of us has two seats.
And the members have to agree on the best way to spend our tax dollars, so it’s up to the GBAG to decide what they want to spend it on.
I think we’re doing a good job.
Every year, we spend about $20,000 per seat.
And we have a plan to keep the city bus companies running, and to do it in a way that they’ll be sustainable.
The city has two competing transit agencies that have their own boards of directors.
The buses are owned by the city, but the buses are also leased out by the buses companies, and they’ve been doing a lot to reduce the cost to the cities for the buses.
So the GBOG has been able in the past to negotiate a better rate for the city to lease buses, and in this new administration, they’re going to be able to negotiate that rate.
That’s a good thing.
The mayor’s office has been very supportive of the GBCG and of our efforts to increase public transit.
We’ve seen more people come out and see the bus.
They’re using it as an everyday mode of transportation, and their families are taking advantage of it.
We see it in other cities that are trying to figure out how to make buses affordable.
The other thing we’re really working on is to give people who live in the inner city a way to take the bus home.
In the past, they would get on a battle and wait on the bus, and that’s when they would have to drive home to a place where they could be safe, because they were fighting with someone who was breaking into their house and had a knife.
So now they can get home safely.
The GBA has also been working to increase the availability of buses for seniors and people with disabilities