Lavonda Fields is dependent upon public transportation here in Abilene, but the buses are of no use on a Sunday, whey they don't run.
Fortunately for the rest of her family, they work in close proximity to their home, but she has to travel the farthest.
Fields says, "My husband works right behind the road from where we're at and my son works right behind the place, and i have to ride three miles. So that's why we got this. I didn't want to walk three miles in the dark."
What she is referring to is her brand new scooter that she had to buy after realizing the bus schedule did not accommodate her needs.
"I would have lost my job if I didn't show up," she continues. "So my alternative was either this or a taxi and taxis are too expensive."
She tried several different methods of getting to work, but only one made sense.
"I rode the taxi one day and that cost me nine dollars, just one way. So we decided it would be better to get a scooter," says Fields.
Although the purchase cost her nearly $150, it was money well spent.
"I think it is a good investment. Especially if you don't have any transportation and you're depending on public transportation and your hours are different from what they run," she says.
Having the scooter has made her life so much easier.
"When I get to work I'll charge it and I work about five hours then take it off and then ride home and then charge it again," says Fields.
Lavonda is happy she found a way to solve her transportation issues and her new ride is even catching the eye of some close family members.
"My nineteen year old son said he'd rather have that than a car," says Fields.