Sequim, WA Relocation Public Transportation

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with McHugh Realtors

 In today's economy of rising oil prices, (the per barrel price hit $109 yesterday), people are looking for ways to save money at the gas pump.

Some folks are ecologically minded and have purchased hybrid cars.  Not only are they saving in gas purchases, they are not harming the enviroment through use of the electric engines. 

Some people have dusted off their trusty old bicycles and ride them to and from work.  There is one man I know in Sequim who still rides his 1965 Schwinn around town.

 As for me, I've begun riding the bus.  I figured that by buying a $36 monthly pass, I'm saving about $100 per month in fuel costs.  That was before this latest hike in gas prices took affect. 

Before you ask, "But Kathy, how do you show properties to your clients???"  I'm not an actively licensed agent.  I get paid weekly by my boss, the broker, to keep the office open and available to anyone who might need us.  Active Rain is my attempt at bringing clients in the door via the internet or AR referrals. 

Clallam Transit is the company that gets me to and from work.  They have 12 Routes that span the whole county.  Most routes focus on Port Angeles and shuttles people to Peninsula College, the Lower Elwah Reservation and other areas in town.  The busses connect Diamond Point to Sequim on the east side and on the west, Forks and Clallam Bay to Port Angeles.  I travel on Route 30, the Port Angeles/Sequim Commuter.

Clallam Transit is also partnered with other bus companies on the Olympic Peninsula.  If you wanted to go shopping in Port Townsend, you can pick up a connecting Jefferson Transit bus in Sequim.  You could even travel around the whole of the Olympic Peninsula on a day pass through the partnership of the Jefferson, Clallam, and Grays Harbor Transit companies. 

Clallam Transit is a great way to get around the county for all reasons. 

If you are looking to relocate to the North Olympic Peninsula, call McHugh Realtors and we can help with all your real estate and relocation needs.

Comments (5)

Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Kathy - good for you for taking public transportation instead of your car.  We don't have that option here in my areas, but for those that do and can, it would be a great choice!

Ann

Mar 12, 2008 01:22 PM
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt
Kathy! I love your sign!! In 2003 I drove cross country and the prices were just starting to get really high. I have a picture of the price at each place I stopped and filled up. In 2006 when I was in CA regular reached $3.79! I will be having to buy a "rickshaw" (remember that Seinfeld episode?) to take my clients around.
Mar 12, 2008 04:26 PM
Alan Burwell
McHugh Realtors - Sequim, WA

Ann - Thank you for commenting.  I can see a bus being just right for folks in your area on those nasty snowy days.  Just leave the car home and let the driving professionals worry about the roads for you.

Jo - I liked the sign too.  I knew of the ARM and LEG and the last one said "First Born"  But I liked this one as I hadn't seen it before.   I didn't watch Seinfeld much, but I can imagine his cronies running around town with one.  Thanks for stopping by again. :)

Mar 13, 2008 05:36 AM
Ed Vogt
Midwest Properties of Michigan - Grandville, MI
Grandville, MI Midwest Properties
That sign for the gas prices cracked me up:)!!  Riding the bus would be a good option since our Rapid System here runs all hours and it's convenient.  I'll have to check into that.
Mar 15, 2008 01:50 AM
Alan Burwell
McHugh Realtors - Sequim, WA

Ed, Thanks for stopping by.  I loved the sign too.  I've thougt on it a little this weekend and I think the first one should be something like WOW.   LOL to me reflects that the prices got so cheap that I'd be laughing to the bank in the savings. 

Ok, maybe not. :)

Mar 15, 2008 11:21 AM