As I finish my first week of riding this bus to work I have to say that it has been mostly positive. The weekday commuter crowd seems to be mostly well dressed business people listening to iPods . The bus drivers are friendly and efficient. Even when the bus tunnel has been closed because of computer issues, the alternate routes have been easy to figure out. I've only seen a couple of crazy people, and they mostly kept their crazy to themselves, so it was fine. My previous, off hour bus rides have been filled with a lot of very interesting people who should probably not be out on their own recognisances. The commuter passengers are quite boring by comparison. I used to say that riding coach on an airplane has become as dull and unpleasant as riding a bus. Now I think that statement is unfair to buses. I think the city buses are much better than the last time I rode coach. I did purchase a pair of noise canceling ear phones for my iPod and I would recommend that to anyone. I do
I am a middle-aged father of two. I work in Seattle and live in the suburbs. I do all of the normal Dad stuff. I am a Scout leader, I do outdoor stuff, I repair things, cook things, buy things, etc.