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King County Metro & The Low-Income Fare

Is a low-income fare possible for Metro? What would it look like?
When Jul 12, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 401 5th Ave., Seattle, Rm 121
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Contact Phone 206-329-2336
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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.

Panelists include:

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

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