Alternative? Locally, for about HALF the cost of a monthly pass for pubic transportation, can finance purchase of one new "ebike" where monthly loan payments are about HALF (have I mentioned HALF the price yet?).
... and features stuff like no more "last mile"... always a seat... "Health Club" dues included (pedal as much or as little as you like!)... usually get the "best parking spot" (closest to the entrance doors)... (list goes on)...
OR, Boredumb-itis. The future is yours.
EDIT: PS... Sorry as always, if my spellchecker mis-spelled the word "public".
EDIT (again...) Can you spot the one grrrl looking for imminent escape?
Hehe... Front page pic on a local "commuter paper" two daze ago. Demonstrating how millions travel "Sardine Style" most daze, exhibiting watt Doctors refer to as Boredumb-itis. Symptoms include 1) staring off in the distance... 2) near complete inactivity (see "catatonia")... 3) EXTREME boredumb...4) early "brain death"...
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).
Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions
(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)