The Mass Transit bus system here in the Baltimore is subsidized at 50%, a waste of taxpayers money, the riders should pay full price for the service, yet they dont. There many criminal incidents on the buses and at bus stops that go unreported, it makes the mass transit system look bad.
The taxpayers here pay for the buses and the trains (light rail and subway) to move people. Plus there are free buses-the circulator buses-to help people get around.
So in answer to the question...drive, walk, uber, lyft, taxi...pay your own way. Why do we need to pay for those who do not make their own way? Take care of yourself, paying for others makes people lazy.
Public trsnspotation is an ideal here, yet, you could not pay me enough to get on it. Hope your environment is safer.
Best to all.