metro seattle is ending the ride free area in september.
a driver explained it to me today.
the businesses that subsidized the idea in the first place have decided to stop funding the service.
ostensibly the business owners associations are not seeing a return on their investment.
or perhaps tired of homeless people using the service but not shopping with their dollars going into registers and their cards being swiped.
some of those homeless people might not even have credit cards.
unthinkable to the businesses, i guess.
well, i wish seattle would continue to give the very poor just a small helping hand by allowing citizens to take a bus for free in the small downtown core.
the people who would abolish this ride free zone should have a hard time sleeping at night thinking about all those who will be drastically affected, but, of course, the committee members won’t meet these needy people at their cocktail parties.
just leave the ride free area.