A 25-cent bump in adult fares on Metro Transit will help keep buses rolling and routes expanding. That is worth an extra two bits.
The King County bus system is not immune to the same soaring fuels costs that helped fill bus seats with a record number of passengers. County Executive Ron Sims has a stark choice: raise rates in October or cut service.
We agree with the Times's conclusions. But again, soaring transit-ridership numbers suggest that Seattle needs more than light rail to Northgate and streetcar lines in the city center. Better, expanded bus service would help too. Doug McDonald has some great ideas for improving local bus service, but we don't necessarily endorse his assessment of Sound Transit.