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
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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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Because Metro has squandered millions and millions of dollars, they are now demanding that the taxpaying citizens of Seattle and King County bail it out, again [“Mayor proposes regional fund to limit Metro transit cuts,” Local News, May 13]. It is using tactics akin to giving a child some candy (bus routes in all…More
Apparently, you can take Seattle Mayor Ed Murray out of the state Senate, but you can’t take the state Senate out of Mayor Murray [“Seattle mayor opposes push to raise city property taxes for transit, will offer own plan,” Local News, May 8]. He needs to quit thinking like a legislator, and govern like…More
The billions of dollars we are spending on mega road projects could buy a dramatically expanded public transit system that offered free service to all [“Troubled transportation megaprojects add to political gridlock,” Local News, May 6]. That would clear a lot of cars from the road and make all this construction unnecessary. When one…More
The Seattle Times’ front-page article on the problem of transportation [“Troubled transportation megaprojects add to political gridlock,” Local News, May 6] highlights a bigger problem associated with the need to address climate change at the state level: It seems we keep expanding the infrastructure for use by the automobile, generally without public input. Consequently…More
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…More
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 whoMore
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…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