Cleveland has notoriously awful, or inadequate at least, public transportation. One would hope that with the inner belt bridge falling down and being closed half of the time that would change, but it hasn't.
Seattle of course is something totally different. License tags heavily subsidize the public transportation, and it's fairly robust. The various regional authorities also have a combined pass to use it, including most of the ferries, and yes, Microsoft buys one for every employee. And then to augment that, they also have the Connector, the private Microsoft bus system, also free. The buses have Wi-Fi, power in every seat and "upgraded interiors."
The Connector has a stop a mile and a half away from our apartment, so I'm thinking I'll give it a try. I like the idea of not messing with the traffic, not spending money on gas (well, aside from that short drive to the pickup lot), having a half-hour to gear up and down to work by getting online on the bus... it all really appeals to me.
Maybe I won't like it. Maybe once the baby is here I'd prefer the car just so I can come and go if Diana needs me to. But it's a pretty cool opportunity to try it since it doesn't cost anything. I'll have to wait until after we get back, since there is limited service next week with the short week.