Despite the early hour, it was an orderly scene. No one was yelling. No one was trying to cut the line.
People weren't happy about the strike and they criticized the parties involved. Yet, even though some had arisen an hour or more earlier than usual to make sure they got a seat on the bus, they were taking it all in stride.
One commuter said he was happy there were buses available. The inconvenience didn't bother him that much. As long as he got to work on time, he was OK.
He and the others were happy to have jobs and a way to get to them.