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…More
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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…More
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.
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So before Seattle voters get a chance to vote on Proposition 1, to increase the sales tax and add a car-tab fee, Metro has announced the good news that it has found enough savings to reduce the cuts in bus-service reductions from 550,000 hours to 400,000 a year [“Metro belt-tightening to save 150,000…More
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…More
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…More
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,…More
Rescheduling may be better answer In this time when Metro routes may be cut to save money, instead I think that a rescheduling of Metro buses could save lots. [“Without taxes, Metro warns of big cuts,” NWTuesday, April 2.] I live in Bellevue and walk every night. When walking down Northeast Eighth Street, within 10 minutes,…More