I was driving into work today on the "superslab," i.e., the downtown connector, and happened to be next to one of Boise's buses. For those of you not familiar with them, they are the standard city-type bus like the one below.
Anyway, I counted 8 people; 7 passengers and a driver. And one bicycle in the front carrier. That is pretty much the usual passenger load that I see on any given bus on any given day. There are some buses coming in from Nampa the are full, but the Boise area busses aren't.
I don't understand why Boise uses such large buses for such small passenger loads. Anybody have any idea?