Remember who the courtesy seats are for

TransLink has courtesy seats at the front of the bus for people with disabilities and seniors.  I have a physical disability, am a senior and have a handicapped bus pass.

I most often cannot get a seat as able-bodied adults are sitting in them. I’m expected to wait until I’m noticed (a long wait), then I have to participate in an interrogation — “Do you want this seat?” — and I have to thank the person (no comment). This is inappropriate.

I have one thing to say: STOP.

The courtesy seats are for the disabled and seniors — sitting in a courtesy seat is important for their safety.