Wheels 2 Me, Wheels 2 U, Wheels 2 Us
Transportation to the station by bus
There and back in a jiffy
In wheels super spiffy
Convenience that’s a plus with no fuss
Jonathan Prager is not Ogden Nash. He’s not Dr. Seuss.
But — thanks to the limerick above — he’s the winner of the Westport Transit District’s limerick contest.
The goal was to increase awareness of Wheels2U — the on-demand, group ride, door-to train-platform shuttle service. Winners earn gift certificates to the restaurant of their choice.
WTD director Peter Gold was “completely overwhelmed with the quantity and quality of the entries.” Over 75 limericks vied for honors. Other winners are:
Second Prizes—Dorian Barth and Paul Delano
The station is not very far.
I wish I could just leave the car,
and be picked up at home
from an app on my phone.
Well, you can! Wheels2U — there you are!
In some places they commute in their trucks.
Here in Westport we travel deluxe.
Wheels2U comes right swift,
With a door to door lift.
And sets you back a measly two bucks!
Third Prizes—Marc Frankel, Alan Zipkin, Nicole Goldstein and Scott Weiner
There once was a Westport commuter,
With a gym bag and laptop computer,
Sick of walking up hills,
He tried the bus for two bills,
And said, “This is warmer than taking my scooter.”
If you need to go down to the station,
Going to work or on a vacation.
Are you driving? What for?
You can go door-to-door
When you’re part of the Wheels2U nation.
A new family with only one car
A commute that is suddenly far
Wheels2U saves the day
Just a phone tap away
A swift ride to and from where you are.
Want a green way to get to the train?
Costly parking and taxis a pain?
Choose Wheels2U Westport
For a $2 escort
From your home to the platform. (Insane!)
Honorable Mentions—Jonathan Prager, Emily Fair Weber, Dan Kail, Rich Hochman and Jeff Wieser
No car to park, or drive home in the dark
Or navigate through the rain like an ark
Much less pollution
A commuting solution
Wheels 2 U door to door service hits the mark.
A Westporter owned a fine Subaru
And left home each day with a toodle-oo
But when she parked at the train
She had to wade through the rain
Why didn’t she call Wheels 2U?
Folks without a car
Can’t get very far.
By funding Wheels2U
Giving rides will do.
Good neighbors are who we are.
There’s a little blue bus in our town,
That gets you to your train by the Sound,
It’s cheap to ride,
And comfy inside,
The greenest way to go I’ve found!
Taking a bus can never grow old.
It’s a great way to stay out of the cold.
So change your commute;
The bus is a beaut.
And if there’s a problem, then call Peter Gold!