Bus services in jeopardy
October 3, 2008 · Updated 1:25 AM
Am wondering if readers realize how close we are, (In East
King County), getting to a major reduction of ACCESS and DART bus service.
Those of us who are one or more of the following: elderly\ disabled\
low income, have enjoyed several years of being able to use these buses to
see our doctors, go grocery shopping, attend Senior Center activities, go
to church, etc.
Being able to ride the buses has enhanced the quality of our lives,
getting us out and into the community, and enabled us to retrieve some of
I.695 made a large dent in the state budget. Therefore, our County
Council members have to be very creative as they search for ways to recoup
the lost revenue.
King County has about 800,000 citizens who are classified as
disabled, and, our population is growing. We're getting older, living to our 80s and
90s, able to do less. All of this even before the Baby Boomers move into the
This problem will not go away. The need for ACCESS and DART
bus service will never be less than it is now. A permanent funding solution must
Please help us: call the County Executive, Ron Sims and our
12th District Councilman, David Irons, Jr.
Sims can be reached at (206) 296-4040 (e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org) and Irons at: (206) 296-1012
A call to (206) 296-1000 will let you know who your council
member is. Ask them to keep ACCESS and DART. Thanks for your help.
Nancy D. SanCarlos