Commuters of Burbank – Allison Davidson
Each month we feature a member of the Burbank Commuting Community to share stories and advice on what it’s like to be a Commuter of Burbank!
Returning to work? This month we’re shining the spotlight on Allison Davidson, an avid-Metrolink commuter.
Metrolink recently surveyed its riders – including those who stopped riding when California’s stay-at-home order was issued – to explore their needs, concerns and expectations going forward.
A few of the findings:
Seven out of 10 of current riders describe themselves as essential workers, the largest percentage of whom are healthcare workers. One in three people who still ride Metrolink do so because they have no car available. The majority (81%) of those who have stopped riding due to the stay-at-home order say they are likely to return to Metrolink. Nearly a third (28%) will return when the order is lifted. Some say they’ll wait for schools to reopen or until there is a vaccine. To see the full results, click here.
Visit Metrolink online to find out more about the extra steps it is taking to protect against the coronavirus, as well as temporary service reductions and schedule changes.
Also, check out the BTMO’s tips on how to ride transit safely.
- Where do you work in Burbank?
I work at Entertainment Partners on N. Hollywood Way.
- How do you get to work on a typical day?
I take Metrolink to get to work every day.
- What is the best part of your commute?
My day begins and ends with much less stress because I do not have to sit in traffic.
- What/who compelled you to begin commuting this way?
Friends told us they took it and one day there was a bad traffic accident which would have kept us home, so we tried it.
- Do you have any interesting commute stories you’d like to share?
Not really. Just that all of the conductors are really great people; and the riders as well.
- Are there any commuting tips that you’d like to share with people working near you?
Save money and wear and tear on your vehicle – Ride Metrolink!
Keep up with Allison on social media!