This CHS series of picture posts has featured images of the people and places near bus stop around Capitol Hill. The timing of its start, believe or not, was coincidental to the latest fiscal emergency to fall across King County’s public transportation system. The timing of this (possible) last post is also coincidental. There is an an important ballot measure that you need to vote on by April 22nd that will help King County bridge Olympia’s budget gaps. But this last stop — or pause, hopefully? — comes as part of the freelancer’s life. AJ Dent, the talented photographer working on the series for CHS had to make the hard decision to pick up a big new project. If you are interested in picking up the thread on Bus Stop or CHS Ink, let us know.
More information on King County Transportation District Proposition No. 1, below.
More on Prop 1
- Proposition 1 would add 1/10th of a cent to the sales tax and an annual car tab fee of $60 to help maintain Metro service and to fund road improvement.
- The county estimates the measure would cost the average household $11 a month.
- Under current funding, Metro is short between $68 and $75 million in annual funding to meet its current level of service.
- Details of the measure including statements for and against plus rebuttals can be found on the King County Elections site.
- Here is a Capitol Hill-area look at Metro’s planned service cuts from CHS.
- Nearly every single route on Capitol Hill is slated for a reduction in service with some routes like the 12 and the 25 being sliced away.
- The Stranger’s enthusiastic support for Prop 1 is detailed here.
- This visualization from the Seattle Transit Blog shows what will happen to Seattle’s Frequent Transit Network if Prop 1 fails and Metro is forced to make another round of cuts.