Save the 12 and plenty more — Groups call for support of King County Transportation Benefit District plan

IMG_0045CHS reported last month on King County’s “plan B” to fund local transit even as larger transit solutions have fallen off the tracks in Olympia — King County’s plan B for Metro includes sales tax, 25¢ fare bumps.

It’s time to speak up as the King County Council shapes a planned ballot measure seeking voter approval of the plan o form a Transportation Benefit District for the county.

Here’s the call from advocate group Transportation Choices:

King County is moving ahead with its local strategy to prevent devastating Metro bus cuts. But before there can be a ballot measure to save service, the King County Council needs to form a Transportation Benefit District. The council is holding a public hearing to about this issue on February 4th, and we need to be there. We need to make sure they hear strong public support for sending a measure to the April ballot that will stop the 17% bus cuts.

Help us pack the room at this hearing and let the council know that we expect them to preserve basic mobility in King County.

What: A King County Council hearing for community input about forming a Transportation Benefit District
When: Tuesday, February 4th, 6:00 PM
Where: Union Station (401 South Jackson)

This is the only public hearing the Council will hold on this important issue. Councilmembers need to hear from you that buses are critical to your daily life and to our region’s economy, environment, and communities. Please attend the hearing and urge the County Council to vote to save bus service by forming a Transportation Benefit District.

Let us know you’ll be there!

Can’t make the hearing? Click here to sign this petition that we’ll deliver on February 4th.

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