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Transportation Choices supports a low-income fare

Posted by Carla Saulter at Jan 24, 2013 03:39 PM |
Last week, TCC sent a letter to the King County Council expressing our support of a low-income fare.

This is a guest post by Jasmine Beverly, our rock star intern.

Due to multiple fare increases and the elimination of the Ride Free Area in downtown Seattle, it has become more difficult for many King County residents to get around using public transportation. To address this issue, the King County Council has appointed a committee to study the feasibility of a low-income fare for King County Metro riders.

In mid-December, the Seattle Transit Riders Union delivered a letter to the King County Council in support of a low-income fare. The letter was signed by 27 organizations, including Puget Sound Sage, El Centro de la Raza, The Seattle King County NAACP, and Real Change.

Transportation Choices also supports a low-income fare in King County because we believe that everyone has the right to safe and affordable transportation. On January 18th, we sent our own letter to the council encouraging its members to adopt such a program.

For more information on the details of the committee, click here.

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