Back Together: COVID has made this past year and a half difficult for all of us, but this week, we were finally able to celebrate being back together again. All COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and it feels great. Thank you to our entire community who came together to confront the greatest public health crisis of our lifetime!
Wisdom: Sebastian Junger is a former combat correspondent and author with books like “The Perfect Storm” and “Tribe”, powerful documentaries, and compelling articles like this one about Post Traumatic Stress. I just finished his last book, “Freedom”--a meandering telling of a long trek Junger took. Here is one of my favorite passages:
Speaking of wisdom: I was complaining to my good friend the Reverend Terry Brooks about the “reopening” protestors who protested...wait for it...yes...they protested our actual reopening. He said, “my man--you can’t make sense out of nonsense”.
Free Ride Month: This week, our MTS Board approved free rides for all passengers during September 2021. We are proud to make this bold step as our agency moves to help ridership rebound & grow the reach of San Diego transit! September is also the month of MTS with the rollout of our new fare collection system—PRONTO.
Enjoying life: This week we not only cut a ribbon to open our entire county, I went to a great event with my wife, took my (silly) boys to “Opening Day”, ate lunch with my whole team and generally enjoyed life. What have you enjoyed most or are you most looking forward to with COVID restrictions lifted?