Monday, November 10, 2008

Maşukalar (in English: Marshukas)

As many of you know, my insides are definitely green in nature and boy, was I excited when I learned about AZ’s awesome mass transit system, marşukas. A marşuka is a autobus (similar to the van operated by the family on Jon & Kate Plus 8) that carts people to and from locations. Neat things about marşukas include:
  • They stop anywhere. Just walk out to a street and flag one down.
  • They numbered so you know which ride goes where.
  • They are cheap. For as little as 20 gepik you can hitch a ride.
  • They are usually pretty full, meaning that many people are not using cars that contribute to greenhouse gas emission!
Now, of course there are some bad things:
  • On rainy days, an available space in a marşuka is hard to come by.
  • It takes awhile to get used to the driving style.
  • If you start looking for a specific number/ route, you will never find it. 
Just get a gander at the Youth Development groups’ marşuka pictures!