I don't have much in the way of sharing experiences as yet since all I've used is the R route. However, since I don't need to change to go from home to work or to the Lighthouse, I can't say anything bad except that I need to learn how to read the time tables a bit better. Sila ----- Original Message ----- From: Erica To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, July 18, 2011 12:08 AM Subject: [tabi] NOVA experiences Monday and Tuesday afternoons went great: 2 hours total from the time I left my house near Northwood Center, picked up my daughter at Mission San Luis, and got back home-- missed having the expected 30 minute layover out by DEP (Hartsfield Rd.) because the Tennessee Street bus was so late. Wednesday afternoon was a different story: waited on Hartsfield Rd for 70 minutes-- 40 more than expected-- got a nice sunburn, too. This system is surely no better for me. "Next to Text" feature worked some of the time. Of course, knowing when the next bus is SUPPOSED to be by doesn't change the reality... Perhaps the most frustrating thing was STANDING on west Tennessee St., at the edge of the Greyhound bus parking lot, waiting for a bus, looking over at that oasis of shade (also featuring water fountains, soda machines, benches and restrooms) known as C. K. Steel Plaza!! Fortunately, I missed being caught in the rain on Thursday and Friday afternoons-- because I called a friend to pick up my daughter!! I have heard several stories of buses not coming at all... I think this system only works best if your business is on the same route as your home!! How unrealistic!