Re "Time to get smart about public transportation" (Bruce Maiman, April 22): Maiman decries our area's lack of light rail and that more people don't use regional transit. Has he ever tried it? To go from my area of Foothill Farms to downtown takes two buses, a train and two hours. The return trip fails at the RT station as the bus from there stops running at 4:30.
I am sure more people would use public transit if it was convenient, useful and timely.
I agree we need expanded public transit, not just rail, but buses too, and we need expanded hours and routes. Sacramento is a large area to cover. RT needs to take a hard look at how it can best serve current and future riders. Infrequent and inefficient bus/train service isn't good or useful and keeps many from using RT.
County Board of Supervisors and RT Board, can you fix this?
-- Stephanie Slavin, Sacramento