Have you ever tried starting a conversation with a stranger in a quiet elevator with other people around? Pretty awkward huh? That's basically what it's like trying to talk to someone on the bus. My current strategy is what I like to refer to as "go for broke" mode. When in close proximity I stick out my hand and say, "Hi, I'm Brian" and try to flow from there. My favorite response so far was Sunday morning, an older lady looked at me funny and said, "What?"
So I went three days with no bus time last week and must admit that I missed the DART. I got back on track yesterday and am staring at a nice four day "no driving" stretch.