King County Metro is considering cutting public transportation by nearly 17%. As revenue from the sales tax has declined and no progressive alternatives are in place to make up the shortfall, the King County Council needs to enact a proposed temporary $20 vehicle license fee to save transportation routes. Around the Seattle campus, routes 66, 67, 72, 73, and 43 are up for elimination, while the 70, 71, 75, 30 and 48 could be significantly reduced (see a complete list here).
Metro cuts could also result in layoffs of hundreds of union jobs. Students, union members, and community organizations who care about public transportation have been taking action to stop the cuts. Come to the final Council hearing and speak out before the vote on the 25th. You can also contact your council member directly.
Monday, July 25th
King County Courthouse – 516 Third Ave
Fill the County Chambers to Save Public Transit. (RSVP HERE)