1) It’s convenient. I live within a 1/4 mile of a bus stop that allows me to travel to San Francisco, and I just love the convenience of traveling anytime of day (even on holidays). Just don’t tell me to travel beyond 8pm: there’s no bus running through my place beyond that time.
2) It’s cheap. Compared to driving, I just pay $7 one way to go to San Francisco or $1.80 to travel within Marin County using my Clipper card. Don’t tell me to drive, though: Marin gas prices are up the roof, up to $4.25 a gallon for fueling my dad’s car or $4.40 for my aunt’s car.
3) It’s environmentally-friendly. I cut down my carbon emissions by at least half compared to driving, and I also save a lot of wasted energy from driving alone to San Francisco.
4) I save a lot of money. Instead of paying $8.15 in cash to travel to San Francisco by transit, I save 20% at least for using my Clipper card to transit. Plus, I save a lot of money from parking fines and fees, as well as gasoline and tolls, things I consider about all the time.
5) I can relax on my trips. Instead of stressing my time looking through busy intersections, I can read a book, listen to music, or even talk to a friend without the fuss of staring through cars waiting through a traffic light.