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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Metro
May 15, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Create business district to pay for transit and roads

I opted out of voting on King County Proposition 1 because I thought the measure would put an unfair burden on individuals [“County, city take variety of routes on bus rescue,” Local News, May 12]. It also seemed unjust for the county to threaten that cutting bus routes was the only alternative to…

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Comments | More in Metro | Topics: business district, King County Proposition 1, Metro Transit

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…

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Comments | More in Metro | Topics: Christopher Guizlo, King County Metro Transit, metro

April 22, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Why vote to approve King County Prop. 1, despite its flaws

Gabriel Campanario / Seattle Times

Proposition 1 has its faults (for me mostly because of the regressiveness of the sales-tax component), but I am voting for it anyway.

Some fine day the state Legislature will pass a statewide transportation package, but until then we need this money to maintain the current level of service.

Without it, former bus-riders who

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Comments | More in Metro | Topics: Judy DeLaittre, King County, metro

April 17, 2014 at 6:31 AM

King County Prop. 1: While buses are valued, we can’t afford more taxes and fees

Lurking within the current debate about Proposition 1 for Metro and roads funding is a significant irony [“King County Metro Transit still has work to do; vote no on Prop. 1,” Opinion, April 7]. Backers of Proposition 1 are right that seniors rely on the bus for most transportation around Seattle. While we, my…

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Comments | More in Metro | Topics: metro, Michael W. Shurgot, Proposition 1

April 9, 2014 at 4:37 PM

King County Prop. 1: Bus drivers need high pay to keep up with cost of living

Seattle should be proud that it pays its drivers so well for a challenging and responsible job that requires quick thinking and sound judgment [“King County Metro Transit still has work to do; vote no on Prop. 1,” Opinion, April 7]. As The Seattle Times point out elsewhere, living costs such as housing are very…

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Comments | More in Metro | Topics: Jonis Davis, King County Proposition 1, metro

April 9, 2014 at 5:59 AM

King County Prop. 1: Metro forced into limited revenue options

The Seattle Times’ editorial opposing Proposition 1 is extremely disappointing [“King County Metro Transit still has work to do; vote no on Prop. 1,” Opinion, April 7]. I don’t have space to address all the distortions, so I will pick just one: The reason Metro is in bad financial shape is ignored in the…

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Comments | More in Metro | Topics: king county metro, Melanie Mayock, Proposition 1

April 8, 2014 at 6:53 PM

King County Prop. 1: Buses critical for underserved communities

Although it’s definitely regressive, it’s critical we vote yes on Proposition 1 [“King County Metro Transit still has work to do; vote no on Prop. 1,” Opinion, April 7]. I implore you to support your community — the disabled, handicapped, elderly, working class, low-income folks, homeless and others who have no choice but to…

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Comments | More in Metro | Topics: Kim Loftness, King County Metro Transit, Proposition 1

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