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November 29, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Seattle’s mass-transit system

Let’s do this

The Municipal League of King County’s critique of Metro transit is well taken, but there is one huge omission [“Metro Transit, an audit is scheduled,” Editorial, Nov. 25]. Even with a much better allocation of bus service, the demand in the years ahead is likely to far exceed Metro’s funding capacity.

King County needs to ask the state Legislature for a local-option, vehicle carbon tax, or a similar “green tax.” I can’t think of a better way to get serious about both green house gases and peak oil.

— Dick Burkhart, Seattle

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