In response to the concerns about the bus shelter at 25th and Union (including my own eyewitness account of smoking and drinking yesterday at 6:15pm), I inquired with folks I know at Metro about this issue. Here is the response.
Your request for assistance at the Metro bus shelter at 25/Union, has found it’s way to my desk. I am the Operations Captain for the Metro Transit Police.
I have asked our patrol deputies and plain clothes Deputies to spend time there as they can. We are a small but dedicated division and I’m certain that you will see a difference soon. I will also pass this information along to Seattle Police.
Please let me know if I can assist you further, Lisa
Captain Lisa Pepin
Metro Transit Police
King County Sheriff’s Office
Now, I think a larger issue exists with respect to the actual design of the shelter (i.e…it’s back faces the street, making it very hard to police), but this is a good first step.