If you ride the bus in King County, you already know to vote yes on King County Proposition 1 to help fund Metro bus service [“King County Metro Transit still has work to do; vote no on Prop. 1,” Opinion, April 7].
If you don’t ride the bus, here’s why you should still vote yes: The April 2014 National Geographic magazine ranks Seattle eighth among U.S. cities in the average hours drivers spend in traffic. Seattle is rightfully first in some things, but hours spent in traffic is not a competition we should be trying to win.
I won’t quote the numbers of cars that Metro buses keep off our roads every day. If you want a more visceral feel for the numbers, stand around Third Avenue and Pike Street on a weekday, and watch how many people get on and off buses.
Is saving Metro service worth a $40 increase a year for car tabs? How badly do we want to be No. 1 in hours in traffic?
Ginger Rebstock, Seattle