What are your transportation priorities? The State Senate wants to know — and is coming to Seattle to find out.
The Senate is holding a listening session to find out what our transportation priorities are. This is a public event with an opportunity for public comment. Click here to let organizers for Move King County Now know you’re coming!
Senate listening session on Transportation
Monday, October 14th
6:00-9:00 pm (presentations; opportunity for public comment)
First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Avenue – Seattle (map)
Whether it’s finishing sidewalks and bike lanes, filling potholes, finishing projects like SR 520, or saving King County Metro from having to make 17% cuts to its bus service, our City faces tremendous transportation challenges. One of the biggest challenges that I’m worried about is potential cuts to King County Metro.
Without new tools to resolve our ongoing transit funding shortfall, King County will need to begin shrinking Metro Transit service in 2014 by 600,000 annual service hours; Metro may have to eliminate, reduce or revise roughly two-thirds of its bus routes to close the budget gap.*
These potential cuts will affect 7 out of 10 bus riders and could put 30,000 cars back on our streets. These kind of cuts will lock our city in gridlock all day long.
It’s not every day that the State Senate comes to us, but that’s exactly what is happening on Monday, October 14th. Please join me in attending to share your top transportation priorities. And click here to let us know you’ll be there.
Hope to see you on October 14th!
* Learn more about King County Metro’s funding cuts here: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/am/future/