Letter to the editor, Daily News, December 1, 2005
(Portions of my original letter omitted from publication are highlighted in underlined italics.)
Bart Reed of the Transit Coalition is wrong when he says that Metro has cut service on north-south bus service in order to operate the Metro Orange Line. A comparison of schedules from one year ago with those presently in effect shows precisely the opposite. None of the north-south lines between North Hollywood station and Warner Center has any less service today.
The Tampa Avenue service, which Reed singled out, now has six more weekday northbound trips and eight more southbound trips since service was restructured in June. And, contrary to the impression he gave, the Tampa Avenue bus has never run on Sundays, although there is service to Northridge Fashion Center via the Nordhoff Street bus, which does.
Reed has every right to offer criticism, when justified. However, he does not have the right to create "facts" to support his views.