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April 24, 2014 at 6:03 AM

The Legislature needs to pass a transportation package that includes transit funding

The real blame for cuts in King County Metro Transit [“Voters rejecting new money for transit; bus cuts coming,” Local News, April 23] isn’t on King County voters, the Metropolitan King County Council or even Metro. The real blame is on the state Legislature for not passing a transit bill that includes funding for transit options in the Seattle area.

Buses in King County are packed to the gills already. Reductions in service and cuts to routes will increase the crowding and drive others to start driving to work. Metro could be managed better, but the real blame falls to Olympia and the lack of support for commuting alternatives.

Until a transit solution is found, buses and roads will become more crowded and community members who depend on transit will be forced to find new ways to get to their jobs and around their community.

Seattle should be leading the way to increase dependency on transit and make the commute better for all, not going the other direction.

Christopher Guizlo, Seattle

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