|Does waiting for the bus feel like this sometimes?|
In talking with people over the years, I have found that the worst part of using public transit for many people is the wait for the bus.
Because they can’t physically see the bus, there is a lot of worry over whether it’s really on the way, whether it’s on time, if they’re at the right stop, etc., etc.
Plus you have to stand out in the weather with people driving by gawking at you and sometimes in a bad part of town or with other conditions that make you uncomfortable.
The “psychology” of waiting for the bus is something we don’t normally think about but a facinating subject. Research suggests that people waiting for the bus often think they’ve waited twice as they actually have. This is a major deterrent when trying to get people to use public transit. How do you fight it? There’s an app for that, according to the Atlantic Cities.