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February 3, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Metro: Why buses are superior to cars

Letter writer Steve Drake says we should raise the cost of bus fare, or increase the direct-user fee [“Quit subsidizing Metro,” Northwest Voices, Jan. 21]. If we make an assumption that Drake drives a car to get around, I would like to mention a few things to him and people who support his idea. A loaded…


Comments | More in Metro | Topics: bus, cars, Charles Bell

July 25, 2013 at 5:57 AM

Political ads on Metro buses

Ads are misleading The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) bus ads are misleading and untrue. [“Dueling bus ads reveal under-radar change in Metro’s policies,” page one, July 19.] The ads falsely assert that the Palestinian Authority is calling for “a Jew-free state.” Back in 2011, the Israeli prime minister declared that there will be a permanent presence…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: ad, afdi, american freedom defense initiative

July 15, 2013 at 8:23 PM

King County Metro’s bus service faces cuts

Establish a third fare zone Again and again, King County Metro Transit whines for attention, threatening service cuts with its limited thinking and planning. [“Guest column: State’s inaction will force cuts to King County Metro’s bus service,” Opinion, July 12.] Why does countywide bus service have only two fare zones? Why is the fare to White…


Comments | More in Economy, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: bus, fare, fare zone

July 12, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Road work will shut 520 bridge and northbound I-405

Coverage could have offered more resources The front-page feature story on the road closures coming up this weekend said a lot about problems people may encounter when driving, but gives very little helpful information about ways to reduce these problems by finding other ways to get around. [“Going somewhere this weekend? Not so fast,” page...


Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: bike, bus, carpool

July 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Metro Transit faces potential cuts

Cutting Metro is inexcusable There is no excuse for 17-percent cuts to Metro bus service. [“Metro faces potential cuts as existing funds dwindle,” NW Tuesday, July 2.] Riders in the Puget Sound region have already suffered from large fare hikes at Metro and huge cuts to service in Pierce and Snohomish counties. Bus drivers have ponied…


Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Transportation | Topics: bus, funding, Metro Transit

July 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Question of Muslim stereotyping in FBI bus ads

U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott is inconsistent One reason Congress isn’t popular is because it reeks of hypocrisy, and outspoken Rep. Jim McDermott is a bit smelly. [“FBI’s bus ads taken down for terrorist depiction,” NW Wednesday, June 26.] On June 4, McDermott taunted victims of IRS profiling during a congressional hearing. Even though this profiling led…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: ad, BOLO, bus

June 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

FBI’s bus ad taken down for depiction of terrorists

FBI was doing its job The folks on the FBI bus signs are terrorists, Rep. Jim McDermott, and they should be treated accordingly. [“FBI’s bus ads taken down for terrorist depiction,” NW Wednesday, June 26.] That is what the FBI was attempting to do until you opened your mouth. Not one other politician complained about these…


Comments | More in Politics, Seattle | Topics: bus, discrimination, FBI

June 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Bus ad shows wanted terrorists

A hateful depiction of an ethnic group Last Tuesday evening on University Way, I noticed a large poster stretching virtually the entire length of a double-long Metro bus. The poster featured a row of faces of men clearly of Arabic descent or Islamic heritage. Beneath this row of individuals was, in huge letters, the phrase “These are…


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