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Today's edition of Steve Hymon's weekly Road Sage column explores one Altadena man's story of de-caring for five years, but unwillingly giving back into car culture after Metro changed some lines, ultimately forcing his four hour daily roundtrip to be a little longer and more unpredictable.

Cliff Moore, who is not fond of driving, lives in Altadena, works in Sun Valley and likes it that way. He was fine with his commute of three busses, but when Metro split the 92 for reliability reasons, Moore found that reliability a bit unpredictable, forcing him to be often late for work after a newer four bus commute. However, "he knows a mass transit system can't be built to serve him," Hymon notes.

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Moore now drives a 1995 BMW and his commute takes him 25-minutes each way cutting 95-minutes off his old public transit route. Maybe he might consider going back to transit someday, but that might depend on fixing a "glaring hole" in the bus system. Currently, as the Road Sage reports, there is "no service connecting the San Gabriel Valley to cities along the 210 Freeway corridor."