Age – 37
Town – Lebanon
Occupation – Business Manager Healthcare Industry
What’s important to Dave? A Less Stressful Commute
“I commute to work in downtown every day. Last year, I finally decided I’d had enough of sitting behind the wheel for an hour twice a day screaming at other drivers. I honestly felt like I was trapped in the opening scene from Office Space. So, I hopped online to check out MTA. Turns out I could have been taking the train to work all this time. It’s great. Instead of staring at the back of an endless line of traffic, I get to relax or check e-mails when I have important projects on my mind. I’m less stressed when I get to the office and I don’t have to spend the first half hour of my work day unwinding from the drive.”
More About Dave…
Dave works in the health care industry in downtown Nashville. He commutes every day from Lebanon and it usually ends up being about an hour and a half drive every day, one way. He decided he’d had enough, so he started commuting on the Music City Star rail system all the way to downtown. Now, instead of arriving at work a frazzled mess, he’s able to get extra work done while on the train. He’s even more relaxed throughout the day.
Dave is recently engaged. Since his finance is environmentally conscious, the environmental effects of his decisions are even more important to him. Riding the train even won him some brownie points. Finding a less stressful way to commute and reducing his impact on the air quality are the main reasons that Dave commutes by rail. But the brownie points are great too!