First of all, you should not become intimidated by using the local or public transportation even if you own your private vehicle. Though it is not that easy to board on a bus as compared to sit in your car but it will bring you many experience that you cannot even imaging while driving your car.
You will also consume time with many people around who are also travelling in the same public transport. You can also read book, newspaper and can talk to different people around you which will bring unique experience to you.
Because of the cut throat competition in transport sector, you can take the benefit of choosing the most economical public transport that will save you a lot of money.
By using public transportation you will also save gas or fuel charges and parking cost as well. You will also have no fear of accident of your vehicle etc.
Visit different websites for getting information about the fares of different transport companies and select the one that offers good services and charges reasonable amount.
You should also get a map of all transportation routes of your town which will help you in getting information about your nearby bus or train stop. See which public transport is available that leads to your destination.
Timing is another important aspect while using a public transportation and you have to choose a specific public transportation that can save you time.
Then you should get information about the ticket system of that specific transport company. Many transport companies offer a monthly fee and issue a travelling pass. Instead of paying money on a daily basis, you should get this monthly pass which will save you a lot of money.
You should also keep an eye on the discount offers on fares. Always grab the chance whenever they offer tickets on discounted prices.
Make sure you have checked the weekly schedule of the public transportation you want to use as many transport companies do not follow the same timings for Saturdays and Sundays.