A First-Of-Its-Kind Program: Microsoft, Seattle Children's Shuttles Are Now Using Metro Stops
Microsoft and Seattle Children’s have partnered with transportation officials for a pilot program that allows the employee shuttles to use some public transit stops. According to Jamie Cheney, director of transportation at Seattle Children’s, ridership on the shuttle service spiked after the March 2016 opening of the University of Washington light-rail and subsequent changes to bus routes in northeast Seattle. Rachel Ghosh, a nurse at Seattle Children’s, says she rides light rail from the Westlake Station near her downtown home to the UW, where she hops on a shuttle to the hospital campus.
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