At the first platform I used (Micro Pad), there was a really large parking lot, so many of the Commuters drove in from other areas. This made the group a bit more upscale & diverse. Lots of Execs and the odd Beautiful Person, sprinkled with a variety from earlier stops. After the move to the House, at the Yellow Line stop, I was a complete novelty! Folks were not sure what to make of me; little kids gave me a wide berth, teenagers looked at me almost in disbelief … even the pan-handlers passed me by.
While on the Light Rail, particularly to & from the Micro Pad, my fellow passengers were varied and fall into several categories:
1) School Kids: as related earlier, they are the loudest & most profane group of them all … the GIRLS in particular. Most hogged the seats, fought in the aisles, all the while holding phones & earbuds in.
2) Older Folks: usually rode the length of the line, since the passes are free for 65+ … should get myself one! Sometimes they had small kids in tow, which were shuffled out quickly to avoid the School Kids!
3) Jane/Joe Blow: Regular folks ( like yours truly ), making their way in. Most keep to themselves, avoid eye contact, 99.9% have earbuds or headphones & fiddle with their phone the whole trip.