As a subscriber to Sound Transit's e-mail information services ("provided to you at no charge by Sound Transit"!), I get the occasional notice about the agency's Lunch Bus.
It sounds essentially like an adult field trip, and is described in alternately dryly informative and breathless, travel brochure language. Take it away, ST:
This is a guided bus tour that will take you to and along the current construction sites. At any time during the tour, please feel free to ask questions. The tour is then followed by lunch at a local eating establishment. You are responsible for buying your own lunch.
View the newly completed SODO and Stadium light rail stations and the Operations and Maintenance facility. Catch a glimpse of the Beacon Hill Station area where miners have excavated the underground station. See the elevated Mount Baker Station and guideway. Come see Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. get a facelift with new light rail, street improvements, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping. In Tukwila, see the nearly ?ve miles of elevated trackway that was put together by the huge overhead gantry. Finally at Sea-Tac Airport take a look at the 1.7 miles of elevated and surface trackway that will connect the Tukwila International Blvd Station to the airport. Train testing is underway -- you may see the first light rail vehicle!
The next trip is February 27th. Sound Transit's lunch bus representative declined to answer questions for this post, as she's not authorized to speak with press.
Thus, we ask you, Dear Readers. What's the lunch bus tour like? Who rides it? Is this a worthwhile way to spend 3.5 hours?