I’ve been meaning to point out, as one of the not-employed-by-Microsoft bloggers, that the Microsoft Connector is a pretty big boon to the region’s transportation infrastructure. Metro and Sound Transit profit immensely from the Connector’s existence, as Microsoft continues to buy passes for all its employees, while actually paying the costs to transport Connector riders and freeing up capacity for other routes.
The only real losers from this setup are people who happen to work near a Microsoft facility. Routes to these locations are much less cost-effective when some number of passengers are taking Connector instead. Unfortunately, I’m one of those unlucky few.
How does the Connector affect your commute?