Sure, commuting is good for the environment and good for the pocketbook. But who would ever expect that commuting to Stanford would lead to romance? Well, it did for MARIA FRANK, student services officer in the Physics Department, and Jose Guadalupe.
The story was revealed when the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority recently profiled Frank on its “MyVTA” website, which is designed to promote the VTA’s bus and light rail services as a form of alternative transportation to driving alone. Given Stanford’s decreasing drive-alone rate, it’s not surprising the VTA came looking at the university for good stories to tell. According to a recent survey, more than half of Stanford employees on the main campus walked, rode bicycles, shared rides or boarded buses or trains to get to work in 2010.
They certainly found a good story with Frank, who confided to the VTA, “I met my boyfriend at the bus stop near my house.”
The VTA also profiled TESS DE GUZMAN, a systems administrator in the WorkLife Office who rides the VTA every day to work from her home in Mountain View.
Read the profiles of both at the “MyVTA” archived stories website.