The trials and tribulations of public transport for those who had to slog to work on Monday have not gone unnoticed by your elected officials.

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Bus Stop Blues

Presidents Day: regular weekday after all?

The trials and tribulations of public transport for those who had to slog to work on Monday have not gone unnoticed by your elected officials.

At Wednesday’s meeting of King County’s Regional Transit Committee, Metro Transit General Manager Kevin Desmond said he’d look into whether enough people rode buses on Presidents Day to make it worth sticking to the regular schedule next time.

Council Member Bob Ferguson said he got complaints from folks who had long waits for buses— buses that showed up overflowing with commuters when they finally arrived.

“It’s not like Christmas or New Years. A lot of people work that day,” he said. “I was sympathetic to the folks who had to take the bus and the service wasn’t there.”

Though the government types may have had Monday off, sympathy for the work-a-day riders was contagious.

Said Metro’s Desmond: “Obviously we don’t want to put out normal weekday service and have it grossly underutilized. But if the demand was there, we need to reevaluate.”

 
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