West Seattle Transportation Coalition: How Would You Would Fund Buses?

RR C @ Fauntleroy FerryThe West Seattle Transportation Coalition has launched a funding poll in response to city plans to provide additional funding to King County Metro to support Seattle bus routes.

There have been heated debates discussing funding sources for Metro and WSTC wanted to see what the public wants. Please take the very short survey:

http://www.westseattletc.org/metro-funding-poll-may-2014

On May 13, 2014 in response to King County Proposition 1 failing countywide, but passing inside of the City by 66% in favor, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his funding proposal for preserving King County Metro bus services inside of the city only (details here on Murray’s website). Prior to this announcement, another, now suspended, ballot initiative was filed by the group Keep Seattle Moving. The core funding differences for the plans are as follows:

  • Murray plan: $60 car tab fee and a 0.01% sales tax.
  • Keep Seattle Moving plan: $0.22 per $1000 of value property tax.

Results of the WSTC poll will be forwarded to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council.  There are no selections for “other,” nor are there selections for charging developers impact fees or for raising bus fares.

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