Forum: What’s the Future of Public Transit?
Wednesday March 5, at 6:30 p.m. (HUB 145)
20 of the 42 routes that serve UW are slated to be eliminated as part of a staggering 17% cut to King County bus services in the coming months. Nearly 30,000 UW students and staff take transit to campus each day: fewer routes could mean longer waits and commute times, more crowding, and fewer travel options.
Since the state Senate has blocked progressive revenue proposals that would allow public transit to be fully funded, the King County Council recently voted 9-0 to propose a ballot measure to go before voters in April to raise the sales tax and increase the car tab vehicle fee. This would offset transit cuts and also be used for road maintenance, bridge repair and other investments that make it safer and easier to get around. The proposal also includes a reduced bus fare for lower income riders and a license fee rebate to ensure that transportation remains accessible to those who need it most. You can read more about the measure here.
UAW Local 4121, GPSS, ASUW, the Washington Student Association and others in the Transportation Choices Coalition invite you to a forum about the proposed cuts and the county’s proposal to fund Metro this Wednesday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m. in HUB 145. Local transportation experts and advocates will discuss the proposal in detail and answer your questions.
Please come to learn more and help show how critical transit is to our communities! Share this email with others who may be interested and connect with the event on Facebook!