My personal transit trifecta is 'Fast, Frequent, and Reliable'. I'm much less concerned about comfort, especially for shorter trips. For anything under a mile, I'm happy to stand. And willing, for much longer distances. But it is not so much the distance as the time. I stood for 20 minutes on the Eugene BRT, and was not unhappy for it.
The bus was not over-supplied with seats, but had plenty of wheelchair and bike space.