My teenage step daughter is starting to want to travel by herself around the city. In your opinion, what is safer - mass transit such as the bus or light rail, even if she has to walk a few safe blocks to and wait at a stop for a few minutes, or a cab, that picked her up and dropped her off?
Just curious. I feel like the mass transit is safer, not to mention cheaper, but the other 3 adults in the family seem fine with her taking the cab. Quite honestly, the other issue is that we are expected to cover her cab expenses, which are about 3 or 4 times more than the bus/light rail fare would be.
This has just recently come up, as she has started to want to go home after school rather than stay after the middle school after-school program (latchkey kid syndrom being a whole other battle that I've already lost).