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Metro has the wrong priorities | Letter

As a Metro rider for many years for commuting and getting around, Metro does some things right. The routes I ride have good schedules, most are on time and have good capacity.

Metro sometimes does it wrong.

Wrong — Priority for service cuts. The service cut priorities are backwards because they do not take into account the impacts to people or places served.

Wrong — Service cuts eliminate service from so many places. Unless you live in Seattle, Metro is no longer an option. Several Eastside cities will lose service to the Lake Washington Institute of Technology for example.

Fix this.

The priorities should be:

Priority 1: Maintain service to as many areas as possible (2-3 times daily service is better than no times a day service).

Priority 2: Maintain commuter service.

Priority 3: Eliminate Rapidride.

Priority 4: Restructure a network only in Seattle (more buses going most places would be the biggest opportunity for route efficiency.

I have to ask — when was the last time some of our elected leaders actually rode Metro?

Tom Rovegno, Kirkland

 

 

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