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Shefali Ranganathan
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Press Releases

Jun 21, 2012
Creating community in transit while supporting local authors and literacy nonprofits
SEATTLE, June 21, 2012 – Transportation Choices Coalition, King County Metro, and partners Richard Hugo House, King County Library System, and Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association today launched Books on the Bus, a community-wide book club for bus riders.
Apr 11, 2012
The special session came to a close yesterday without any action taken to address the local transportation funding crisis in Washington State.
Mar 20, 2012
Strong and varied support for more transportation funding choices for local governments and transit for Washington residents
OLYMPIA, WA – A wide-ranging group of businesses, human and community service organizations, environmental organizations, educational institutions, labor unions, and elected officials from all over King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties, and across the state, signed a letter to Governor Gregoire and legislative leadership, urging their support of a local options bill (SB 6582), that provides revenue options to local governments and transit agencies across Washington.
Aug 15, 2011
County Council votes to approve funding for Metro bus service to stave off double digit service cuts
King County Council voted on a measure to stave off massive bus cuts to King County Metro service for two years. In a 7-2 vote, the council approved a temporary $20 Congestion Relief Fee to save more than 600,000 hours of bus service across King County.

Press Clips

Jul 01, 2013
KING 5 News
Cuts to Metro Transit service are much more likely after state lawmakers did not pass a $10 billion transportation funding package.
Mar 15, 2012
Seattle Times
Seattle Times covers the story we broke on our blog about the new Colman Dock replacing the passenger only ferry service.
Feb 15, 2012
Tacoma News Tribune
Washington’s transportation system is the backbone of our economy, shaping nearly every aspect of our daily lives, including our health. We have a responsibility to build a transportation system that generates local prosperity, protects our most vulnerable populations, prevents chronic disease and reduces obesity while providing everyone with the freedom to safely get where they need to go.
Feb 07, 2012
Publicola covers our retort to Washington Policy Center's false claims about transit funding.
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