my baby


I finally made a complaintment about Metro, I am send you the copy of the letter.U decide who is wrong....

Dear Sir:

I have been using Metro since I moved to Seattle last year.I had a 3 months old baby, now she is 13 months.She travels with me. Many times I had very unpleasent experiences with bus drivers, but I did not complain.

This time, I decided I can't take this kind of behaviour anymore...

On March 28 at 10.40 I took the bus from Fauntleroy and California to Bellevue. On the last minutes of the trip my baby started craying, and she cried few minutes.

Just before I got of the bus at Bellevue terminal bus driver stopped me and told me that he wanted to talk to me. He said, you know your baby made crying disturbing others. Luckily we did not have many. Otherwise I was going to ask you to leave the bus. I got very upset, and told him, she is a baby and what am I to do? He answered that I could have take two buses instead? By the way that day it was snowing and had a very heavy rain. I said, well, next time I will walk! I tried to get off and he said, u can not leave yet, I said why, he said I have more things to say! I said I dont want to listen. And left the bus crying, he yelled at me U are so kind!

Do I deserve this? Should I drug my baby so she would not cry? Besides, babyies are not wellcome on the buses.

Many times while I was travelling alone bus drivers told me to fold the little light stroller , has not occupy any space.I said how am I to do it, I am holding the baby. One one bus driver told me to leave the bus.

There is no security for the babies on the buses.I alvays feel very nervaous that I will drop her. Why do not you provide car seats on the buses? What is the difference of the babies than disabled persons? Nobody help getiting on and off. Once me and baby fell down on the floor while driving.

I feel very upset about those incidents and I will report these incidents to all the news agengies in Seattle.

I believe it is time to secure the babies. Or do not acdept the mothers with babies on the buses and let people know that babies are not wellcome...

SIncerily Yours....

Deniz Oren

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priscy says ... on Tuesday, Sep 23 at 4:42 PM

this is rediculous....... you should note all incidents and contact a lawyer there are cameras on the bus and i do beleive they have audio.......................................

Christine says ... on Thursday, Jul 17 at 2:19 AM

Well I know one thing I sure am glad I don't ride the bus or was not anywhere near this type of incident to witness it for myself..cause I would have been hauled off to jail for sure, after giving the bus driver a peice of my mind and then some!!!!!

Christine says ... on Saturday, Jun 21 at 12:37 AM

I was riding the bus with my daughter. I had a bunch of bags a huge stroller and a baby all in my hands and the bus driver is just like I can't wait much longer and said hurry up all the while I was juggling everything and he could have been helping

Lawayne says ... on Monday, May 12 at 11:03 AM

This sounds like only half the story. How long was the child crying? How much of a distraction had the baby become and in what location was the mother and child in relation to the driver? The safety of everyone is paramount over 1 person.

Thomas says ... on Sunday, May 11 at 6:40 PM

While it is public transportation that doesn't mean the public is always right. I'm willing to bet the baby had to of been crying for a while, which could of became a distraction to the driver. And if u want baby seats u should drive your own car.

Patty says ... on Saturday, May 10 at 12:30 AM

I was a Metro driver for over 26 yrs, and never asked a mother with a crying child to get off. The driver should be talked to by his/her base chief, and reminded that mothers, and the disabled, have every right to be on the bus!

brenda says ... on Tuesday, Apr 22 at 12:09 PM

I am the mother of 3 boys.When they were small i relied on pierce transit to get where i needed to go. Never had i experienced such uncarring service.Maybe metro needs to send thier drivers to PT to learn compassion,Especially with gas prices rising

Roberto says ... on Friday, Apr 11 at 1:43 PM

I'm very sorry about it, but you must write everybody to let know that mother and babies mus be able to ride like anybody in a bus. Is this bus driver discriminate against babies and mothers?

Beth says ... on Tuesday, Apr 8 at 8:17 AM

I am so sorry that you were treated this way. I commuted by bus for many years while I was working and I would never have complained about a baby crying to the driver. This driver should be suspended he is so far out of line in his behavior.

Debra says ... on Monday, Apr 7 at 11:43 AM

I do not use the bus however I help pay for the bus with my tax dollars and I think Metro owes this mother and all people with children an apology as well as making public transportation more child friendly. HR training for drivers would help too.

jeff says ... on Saturday, Apr 5 at 7:08 PM

this is sad and i am very sorry .sometimes we meet very arrogant drivers in this buses and you may think these are their buses.the metro and the rest of the bus companies should put in place some car seats or preserve some seats.

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