"While those riders enjoy not having to dig for change, their movements are recorded electronically on buses and at rail stations. Governments use that information to help divide the fare income and study travel patterns among seven different transit agencies in four Puget Sound counties.
But what thousands of commuters might not realize is that their movements also could be checked by their bosses."
Employers have the ability to monitor where their employees' transit passes are being used. Though the intention is to fight fraud, the ability also allows them to effectively see everywhere their employees go on public transit.