According to the P-I, Nickels wants to give all 10,000 city employees transit passes (the $54 one-zone kind) by 2009, and start by subsidizing passes by $30 next year. The City now gives $15 per month to all employees.
It shows that Nickels doesn’t just talk when it comes to promoting transit. The article has this great quote from Sightline spokeswoman Elisa Murray:
It’s healthier and it’s safer: taking the bus is more than 10 times safer than driving a car” — which results in a fitter working environment, fewer accidents, fewer lost work days and increased employee productivity, Murray said.