KIRO is watching the King County Council:
The King County Council voted unanimously Monday to raise [youth] rates by 50 cents [from 75 cents to $1.25].
“The adult-based fare has increased 165 percent since 1993, so while there’s an increase, it’s not nearly as steep as we’ve had for other fares to support the transit system,” said Councilmember Larry Phillips…
Phillips said the fare hike takes effect September 1.
This synchronizes youth fares on Link, ST Express (one-county), and Metro, often a popular cause in our comment threads.