As a regular rider of buses to downtown Seattle for the past 13 years, I am livid at Community Transit’s plan to discontinue bus service to Seattle and force us to ride light rail instead (“Community Transit plan funnels bus services to light rail,” The Herald May 4). CT officials know that light rail presents a longer and less-comfortable commute, with more stops and more people required to stand rather than sit on light rail’s uncomfortable seats.
I take the bus because it drops me off near my office, is comfortable to ride (and even to sleep!), and uses the fast carpool lane. All three are advantages not shared by light rail. Driving by myself looks like an attractive option compared with light rail. I strongly urge Community Transit to reconsider its plans to discontinue express bus service to Seattle.