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September 29, 2008 at 2:31 PM

Sound Transit Prop. 1. updates transit

With the economy in trouble, gas prices rising and oil companies infiltrating our oceans, investments in transportation alternatives demand more attention than ever before.

Proposition 1 may not satisfy all the city’s transportation demands, however, it’s a much-needed investment to jump-start solving Seattle’s transportation woes [“Eastside debates value of light rail,” Local News, Sept. 24].

It is hardly a novelty to watch as overcrowded buses whiz by even more-crowded bus stops, as they are too full to pick up waiting passengers. As gas prices continue to increase, more and more drivers will be pushed to the Metro buses, only adding to the congestion. Proposition 1 will begin to bring Seattle into the 21st century with regard to transit, joining the likes of other progressive cities, such as San Francisco, New York City and Boston. It’s about time!

— Rele’e Davis, Seattle

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