In response to feedback from operators and customers, RapidRide service will begin full-time, 24/7, all door boarding on Saturday, May 14. Beginning that day, drivers can use all doors to board customers during all service hours on RapidRide bus service.
An extensive operator survey at all RapidRide bases asked if all-door boarding hours should remain the same, be slightly expanded or be changed to 24/7. A strong majority of operators said 24/7 all-door boarding would reduce RapidRide security incidents and increase service efficiency. Many operators noted that consistently allowing all door boarding would be less confusing for customers and reduce operator-customer conflict.
This change is only for RapidRide service. Other service that is not RapidRide still requires front door entry at all times.
Signage at the RapidRide stations will be changed over the next few months. Timetable and schedule information will be updated for the September service change.
So how will Metro keep their “Transit Fare Enforcement” thugs on a leash overnight? I can just see them assaulting or tazing to death a homeless person riding the bus to keep warm, because they are Securitas SS jackboots with limited person-centered de-escalation training. Yes this is an overgeneralization, but the worst scenario has to be considered to prevent its occurrence through proper training in de-escalation.
I thought boarding from all doors was the norm. Was it different during late hours?
The policy for boarding RapidRide coaches was board at the front door 7pm-6am.
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