She left at 16, early in 11th grade, because she needed to care for her dying grandmother and, shortly thereafter, her chronically ill mother. He supported Rosa in her efforts to earn her high-school diploma, which she ultimately did the following year. Although Raymond had previously discouraged her out of fear for her safety, in December Rosa also joined the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP, and she became chapter secretary. She worked closely with chapter president Edgar Daniel E.
And Metro, like almost all transit agencies, approaches punctuality more like a dinner party than a job interview. Show up anytime in there with room for passengers, and the bus counts as on time. Since RapidRide buses are scheduled to arrive much more often than most regular routes, their performance is measured by how long the gaps between buses are, not by specific scheduled arrival times.
Coordinators at Metro headquarters watch the location of every RapidRide bus, about at a time, to try to maintain those consistent headways. Consider a route with buses that are scheduled to arrive every 10 minutes, but every bus is 10 minutes late.
As long as the buses are still 10 minutes apart, no one will know the difference. But, significantly, its on-time numbers have remained consistently close to that goal even as Seattle has become the fastest-growing city in the nationwith traffic congestion to match.
On-time performance decreases in summer, when construction and road work increase, but annual averages have stayed between 74 and 78 percent every year since Over the same period, both car ownership and Metro ridership have grown at breakneck speed.
Metro buses gave people more than 6 million more rides in than they did in But, as anyone who rides a rush-hour bus knows, the surge in ridership has also meant some overcrowded buses. The E line is also the most overcrowded route that Metro runs, with dozens of riders waiting at stops each morning as full buses pass them by.
Mitchell Brown, 25, sometimes walks 10 blocks north up Aurora, to North 76th Street to try to catch a bus before it fills up on its way downtown.
But full buses still pass by all the time. When four straight full buses passed by one morning last month, a fellow wannabe passenger gave up, rented a nearby ReachNow car, and offered rides downtown to other waiting passengers.
Most overcrowding happens during rush hour and most buses are already on the road during rush hour about 1, during every evening commuteso adding new service requires new buses.
Transit use grew nearly twice as fast in the Seattle area in as it did in any other metro area in the country, most of which lost riders. After rail service opened to the University of Washington in earlyMetro ridership actually decreased byboardings from the prior year, while light-rail ridership increased by nearly 8 million.
Metro officials attribute their ability to maintain on-time performance standards, despite more traffic and more ridership, primarily to three things. First and foremost, taxpayers are spending more to add service so buses come more frequently throughout the day.
Metro has added service hours at least once a year every year since That includes two rounds of service increases this yeartotaling more thanadditional bus hours.
Metro operated buses for a total of nearly 4 million hours last year. Metro credits the slowly increasing number of bus-only lanes and traffic lights that give buses priority over other traffic with helping to maintain reliable service. The newer buses ride lower, with only one small step to board, as opposed to a small three-step staircase.Extra bus service to New Jersey malls Starting Friday, November 27 and continuing through December 26, NJ TRANSIT will offer additional bus service to major New Jersey shopping destinations to accommodate extended store hours and busy shopping times throughout the day.
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John is running for the train.
Sophie has just bought a new camera. A woman riding a New York City bus was caught on camera during a racist rant against a fellow passenger who was wearing a headscarf.
“Hi, I’m Ashley, and you’re taping me,” the woman says.