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Finding Love on the Bus

Love is in the air. And maybe at your bus stop. Our WTFlux team went in search of love stories. They met Troy who met his future wife on the bus. They also met Alper and Amanda who’s shared bus route led to their romance. Robbin Block, Yuko Kodama and Mona Yeh produced this segment, which was originally broadcast on February 14, 2016.

Troy shared the video of his bus proposal to Christy.

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A Day At The Bus Stop

What happens at a bus stop throughout the day? In this special edition of What’s the Flux: Commuter dispatches, lead Producer, Mona Yeh and Producer, Yuko Kodama sent reporters out to visit some of our region’s busiest bus stops over a 24 hour period. You’ll listen to the rhythm at popular transit centers in our region, and what riders say about their commutes.

 

What’s the Flux: Commuter Dispatches and KBCS partnered with the Seattle Globalist to examine the ridership at bus stops in our region with an interactive map.

Reporters: Karl Benitez, Mimansa Dogra, Kendra Hanna, David Joseph, Varisha Kahn, Yuko Kodama, Casey Martin, Hassan Noor, Jenny Phan, Trevor Pogue, Brie Ripley, Chetanya Robinson, and Randy Salgado.

This story was edited by Yuko Kodama

The project was sponsored by the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) as part of its national initiative, Localore: Finding America. #Finding America

 

 

 

Party on Wheels Bus Stories

We invited the community to a Party on Wheels. Parents, kids, senior citizens and the like all enjoyed talking about their bus experiences. Correspondent Nathan Miller has the dispatch.

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#UnmuteTheCommute

We missed you at our #PartyonWheels. But we didn’t want you to miss out on the fun. You can check out what you missed here.
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Bus Rides, Laughing Yoga and Senior Citizens

Taking the bus is no laughing matter for senior citizen couple, Sashi and Ravi. They live in Bellevue and rely heavily on public transportation to connect with their community through the Indian Association of Western Washington. It’s how they get to laughing chair yoga and share precious laughs with other senior citizens. (more…)

Four Buses, Five Hours, Two Destinations

Seattle is not the only place where housing affordability is a concern. On the eastside, housing prices forced high school student, Coen Lavar’s family to relocate to Renton. For Coen, this meant a longer commute to his school in Sammamish. Much longer. Mona Yeh has his dispatch.

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Gia’s Bike & Bus Commute

Housing affordability is an ongoing issue in Seattle. For bike and bus commuter, Gia Mugford, housing prices are one part of the equation. For Gia congestion, parking availability and constant crowds on Capitol Hill were other factors that led her to make a move. Gia left Seattle and moved to Tacoma where she’s happy with her new home and her bike and bus commute. Reporter Whitney Henry-Lester has Gia’s dispatch.

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Emily’s Bike & Bus Commute

Emily Campbell enjoys her bike to bus commute just the way it is. Driving a car is not an option she likes or thinks about. In fact, Emily says even if she won the lottery, she’d buy a car but still take the bus. Correspondent Whitney Henry Lester rode along with Emily and brings you her dispatch.

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A View From the Bus Driver’s Seat

Waking up before the sun rises and driving a big machine are two things Janice Rapier likes to do. After 30 years of perfecting this routine as a part-time transit operator for King County Metro Transit, Janice appreciates the perks of driving a bus. And she especially likes the fact that it’s one profession where as a woman, she’s treated equally. News Director, Sonya Green and WTFlux producer, Mona Yeh bring you a dispatch from the bus driver’s seat. Seattle PI photographer, Grant Hindsley, captured a day in the life of Janice, starting from her doorstep to the driver’s seat.

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Dorian Wants Transit Policy Towards Disabled Persons to Change, Part 1

When Dorian has a smooth bus ride, it’s an experience to cherish. What’s the Flux producer, Mona Yeh, took a ride with Dorian to get a first-hand account of their experience. Here’s the dispatch.

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