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Transit cuts could make U. of Wash. student rides longer

Posted on April 7, 2014

SEATTLE — The Seattle Times reported that if voters reject King County Metro Transit’s (Metro) transit funding package this month and bus service is cut as a result, students who commute to University of Washington and other area schools may have longer travel times this fall.

Twelve percent of Metro’s daily riders commute to school and nearly half depend on transit for most or all of their transportation needs, according to the newspaper. However, transit advocates are concerned that although students are going to be particularly hard-hit, they may not be aware of the election because local issues don’t always resonate with 20-somethings.

Proposition 1 would add one-tenth of a cent to the sales tax and set an annual car-tab fee of $60 to maintain Metro’s service at current levels and help fund road projects throughout the county. For the full story, click here.

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