I'd need to take the trains in 16 times/month to make the transpass viable. 18 times to make a zone 1 trailpass viable (i could use the regional rail in the city). Or, if I feel like taking regional rail daily ($10-12/day), i'd only need to ride 12 days, or 26 days using my current method (2 tokens, 2 transfers, 1 zone fare).
I like bike commuting. I've sucked at it for the last year or so. I don't know if I'll have time to do it in school (studying should take priority, and can be done on trains, not bikes). I don't know how many days I'll have to go to school (some semesters are 2 days of classes, 3 days of clinicals - which can be anywhere). The first semester is different, and I'm not sure how it'll work.
I just don't think that transpasses are financially viable, since they'd assume I take the train in 4 days/week. When I have clinicals, I probably won't get to most of them via public transportation. Why is SEPTA so crappy? Why are their passes just not a savings (at the 10% discount - for regular prices add 2+ days of travel).
Yes, i had to sort it all out in Excel.