Metro bus service for M’s games may return
From many places: Senator Patty Murray’s attempting to reverse via legislation the nonsensical Bush-administration “rule” that prohibited public transportation systems from offering special game-day service if a private company said they’d do it.
And again, not a “could do a better job” or “could save money” or any kind of selection. It’s “I’ve formed Joe’s Bus Company out of spite and I’ve decided to run shuttle service to M’s games for $100/seat” means Metro can’t even compete. And not just here, where we got particularly clobbered — everywhere teams partnered with local transit faced this.
So it’s not done yet, and yeah, it’s not a Big Issue in the grand scheme of things, but it’s the right thing to do and makes some small improvement to life. Kudos to Murray for looking out for a chance to fix this.
The M’s did a good thing in subsidizing special bus service to the games in partnership with Metro: those things ran like clockwork, helped a lot of people get to the game easily, and it’s a boon environmentally too. Hopefully we can get back to that.