vulnerable and in need a flashcard to allow them to continue to ride-free. Sincerely, Christina Mason 518 N 87th St. Seattle, WA 98103 Ph: 206-390-0115 Email: email@example.com 524. It's about time! This will get the money from those rich bastards downtown and cut down on the smelly homeless on the buses. 525. Will the price change? 526. Keep going and no one will continue to shop or eat downtown. With expensive pay parking until eight pm, people chose the malls which is a shame. I guess if this keeps some bus routes operating, such as the 28, (which is usually always full), it is a good idea. It just seems it is getting more and more expensive to shop and eat downtown. 527. So glad this is finally happening! Hopefully getting rid of the Ride Free Area will eliminiate some of the questionable riders in the downtown area who are disruptive to regular commuters. Thank you! 528. I think this is a great idea! However, has Metro thought about having one route that stays downtown on a loop that is still ride free. Maybe something that goes along 3rd ave so people can still get around downtown during lunches, etc on the cheap? Just my 2 cents =) 529. Excellent! Am looking forward to the end of the very confusing free ride policy. Thank you for going ahead with the change this September. From a daily rider of Metro and Comminity Transit via downtown Seattle. Now if only 3rd Avenue/Pine Street bus stop could get cleaned up; this is my forced transfer point and a daily safety concern! 530. Question: I get on in a one zone and can get off in the same zone prior to the bus continuing on into the next zone. I use an orca card. How will it be known if I should be charged for one or two zone travel? 531. That keep poor people off. Not! Well you can have free ride from 6am-6pm M-F. Sat, Sun & Hol there be no free rides. 532. You should board first the customers with a bus pass, and then those who pay cash. This will speed up the process and encourage others to get a pass so that they get a seat. Your good customers who have passes should get on first anyway. 533. I have two concerns about the proposed changes to King County Metro bus service beginning in September 2012: (1) I live along a North Seattle bus route that crosses from one fare zone to another. Usually, my trip does require a two-zone fare payment when I leave. However, currently, you need pay only a one-zone fare if you depart before reaching the Seattle boundary. Will the proposed "pay-upon-entry" change require payment of a two-zone fare for all trips, regardless of whether you're traveling within or outside of Seattle city limits? (2) I'm a senior citizen who travels by bus to return home with bags of groceries. Departing from the bus through the back door can be an issue---when the bus draws to the curb, it's easier to negotiate the lowest step from the front door when one's arms are full. Will bus operators have the option to allow travelers to leave by the front door if they're obviously burdened?
Published on May 31, 2012