The Seattle City Council will discuss measures to save Seattle Metro service on Thursday. Immediately prior to a public hearing, the Transit Riders Union urges you to show up to a rally demanding that service:
With 16% cuts to Metro bus service looming this fall, the Transit Riders Union will hold a rally and press conference to tell elected representatives at all levels of government, “Fund Metro NOW!”
This rally will take place just before the Seattle Transportation Benefit District public hearing on city transit funding options. Mayor Murray has proposed a $60 car tab fee and 0.1% sales tax increase be put on the November ballot to save Seattle’s bus service. The Transit Riders Union will rally to show support for an amendment put forward by Councilmembers Sawant and Licata that would eliminate the proposed sales tax increase and substitute two more progressive taxes, an increase in commercial parking fees and an employer head tax. The Transit Riders Union will also call on the State government to take immediate action to support public transit next session in Olympia.
If the TRU isn’t your speed — perhaps because you prefer the Murray plan, or are indifferent — Transportation Choices Coalition is also organizing people to show up and testify.