well the 72 is not quite that bad but is just about as crowded and you can find a huge range of humanity there even when it is not.
I have seen deals made on MAX but not on buses where the driver can see or hear or get wind of them, or maybe I am just not that observant.
I have seen homeless people warming up, commuters in suits going to their regular day jobs, and waitresses and teenagers as well.
Good story about what can be all in a day's work for a transit driver in a busy city.
She has the attitude she needs to have for her run and her route.
As long as people are nice to each other the bus keeps going.
If you can't fit behind the line the next one is right behind me
I have learned how important that line is, in allowing the driver some ability to see behind her on the bus.