Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

Topic: buses

You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.

October 15, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Streetcars: Too expensive and permanent compared to buses

Thanks to columnist Danny Westneat to at least whisper the truth about streetcars, and the $56.4 million needed for construction of the South Lake Union line [“Streetcar ridership, revenue still off track,” Local News, Oct. 10]. It takes years and millions of dollars to make just a short line like this. As far as…


Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: buses, Damon Darley, Danny Westneat

October 12, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Metro service: Look for more efficiencies

King County Executive Dow Constantine does a good job explaining the impacts of economic business cycles and their impact of providing bus service to Seattle residents [“Metro Transit’s plan explained,” Opinion, Oct. 8]. However, he did not mention any attempt to run this service more efficiently. For example, I am a resident of West…


Comments | More in Metro | Topics: Bob Dorse, buses, Dow Constantine

September 25, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Metro Transit has already been doing prudent budgeting

Gabriel Campanario / Seattle Times

Monday’s Times editorial disregards the facts about Metro’s six-year effort to preserve bus service [“King County Metro Transit heeds the voters’ call on efficiencies,” Opinion, Sept. 21].

Metro has worked hard to do what other regional transit agencies couldn’t do after the recession — keep buses moving and preserve service in key areas despite plummeting revenues. Meanwhile, ridership continues to grow.

The Times ignores the nearly


Comments | More in Metro | Topics: buses, Kevin Desmond, King County Metro Transit

September 17, 2014 at 6:04 AM

It’s time to establish an independent Seattle transit district to stop gridlock

Danny Westneat got directly at the heart of the matter in his column “Carfree in Seattle, the living isn’t easy” [Local News, Sept. 12]. If our regional planners truly want to see their stated goal of making Seattle a high-density, world-class city without it becoming a traffic nightmare, bus-route planning must be on…


Comments | More in transit | Topics: buses, Danny Westneat, Emily Salisbury Keene

April 2, 2014 at 12:37 PM

King County Prop. 1: Buses are the lifeline of our community

Proposition 1 will soon be put to a vote. It funds public transportation [“Should voters invest in roads, transit?” Opinion, March 30]. Proponents estimate there will be 30,000 more cars on our streets if this proposition does not pass. I am a frequent bus rider. The buses I ride are usually well-used. In rush hour,…


Comments | More in Metro, transit, Transportation | Topics: Anne Thureson, buses, King County