So, due to my hedonistic automotive ways (the ONE time I go driving...) I got a ticket last August. After an agonizing court process that ended in what can only be called a mockery of justice, I'm stuck doing community service to pay off the ticket that I can't afford. Consequently, I'll be spending my next 6 Saturdays at an anonymous location in the Hunter Industrial Park area and, since today was the first day, I decided to look in to my travel options.
The answer? Eh... nothing. There is no service in that employment center until after 8 am... you know, the time that jobs generally start? The two routes that serve the area, routes 13 and 25, roll through for the first time at 8:12 and 8:10 respectively. And don't tell me shift workers don't go in on Saturday... this is the new, cash-strapped American economy, with shiny new schedules to go with it. In my previous life as an oppressed industrial worker, I worked Tuesday-Saturday.
Ya see, RTA? This is (just one of many reasons) why people don't ride the bus. It doesn't take them to where they want to go, when they want to go there. And this is a pretty simple one, too... if you have a big concentration of jobs in your city, make sure the buses get there BEFORE 8 in the morning.
We can talk about nightlife later.