Opinion

All bus routes affected

Over the past several weeks, articles have appeared in the Mercer Island Reporter regarding proposed cuts in Mercer Island bus service.  The April 16 (print edition) and the April 30 articles did not list the 202 route as a route that will be deleted pursuant to the current Metro plans.  This is a longstanding route from the South-end to downtown Seattle taken by many Island residents—in increasing numbers, and some of us for many years.  Whether the 202 is more or less important than the other routes listed isn’t the point; all of them are important to Mercer Island citizens and to the city’s sustainability objectives.  The 202 route deserves to be identified as one of the routes that Metro will eliminate, along with the other Mercer Island routes.  Maybe our elected and appointed officials can come up with a meaningful way to deal with this unfortunate situation.

Don Cohen

 

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