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King County Metro & The Low-Income Fare
Jul 12, 2013
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
|Where||401 5th Ave., Seattle, Rm 121|
|Contact Name||Hester Serebrin|
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In October 2012, the King County Council voted to establish the Low-Income Fare Options Advisory Committee, a group of diverse stakeholders that was charged with reviewing Metro’s current reduced fare options, and developing recommendations for a new low-income fare program.
Guided by the principle that a low-income fare is critical to providing all people and communities with dignified and affordable transportation options, the advisory committee discussed and developed recommendations on the definition of “low-income,” options for verifying eligibility, fare price points, and how, even in the face of looming bus cuts, Metro might fund the implementation of a low-income fare.
These and other recommendations will be turned over to the council on July 1, 2013. Join our panel – with representatives from both the advisory committee and King County Metro – to discuss the committee process and perspectives, as well as the real-world potential for a low-income fare.
Doug Hodson, General Manager’s Office at King County Metro
Alison Eisinger, Executive Director of Coalition on Homelessness*
Kate Joncas, President and CEO of Downtown Seattle Association*
*Member of the Low-Income Fare Options Advisory Committee