I share the daily frustrations of other Metrobus riders trying to exit through the rear door (“No Exit,” 11/29). I take the S4 bus every day from the Silver Spring Metro station down 16th Street, and drivers routinely fail to open the back door, forcing passengers to yell “Back door!” if they want to use the rear exit (which, by the way, everyone should try to use so that people waiting outside can board more quickly).
The responsibility for opening the rear doors rests squarely with the drivers. They know when passengers have requested a stop. Why can’t the drivers simply make it part of their stopping routine to always check that the rear door light has come on?
Silver Spring, Md.