Blog: Calling on customers to 'Buy Local for Transit'

Posted on November 22, 2010

Community Transit based in Snohomish, Wash., launched its ‘Buy Local for Transit’ campaign Thursday, a long-term effort designed to encourage people to shop in their communities, strengthening local businesses and increasing local tax revenues, which supports public transportation.

Community Transit gets a majority of its funding from voter-approved 0.9 percent sales tax within its service district. For 2010, 56 percent of its budget is funded through sales tax, with the remainder being made up by other sources including fares and grants.

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