Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snow routes

I've learned a few things about the public transit system in Seattle over the past couple of years. Specifically the bus service.

1)  Never ever trust any type of phone app during inclement weather.

2) The drivers usually have less information on routes then the passengers.

3)  Smart phones are key as long as you can access metro's website. This seems to be the only reliable source of info.

These are all related as they could be resolved if Metro had a better system for keeping all of the drivers informed. Passengers look to them for answers but the responses are varied and often conflicting. I'm sure it all boils down to funds.

At least you get to know some folks. Everyone tends to be much more social waiting in the snow together.

1 comment:

  1. I sat at the stop for the 41 downtown for more than 45 minutes before i realized it just wasn't going to come. The line for the 41 at the transit center was humungous. There was not even any snow on the street.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Metro kept it unnecessarily on the bus schedule so that it could hire only 2/3rds of its drivers and save some money.