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March 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Full Metro bus pass you by? Tell us.

Crowded buses so full they sometimes have to pass by would-be riders. That’s been one manifestation of King County Metro Transit ridership growing back to pre-recession levels.

Next month, King County voters will decide whether to authorize a $60 car-tab fee and a tenth-of-a-cent sales-tax increase for roads and buses.

Proposition 1, on the April 22 ballot, would raise an estimated $130 million per year, with up to $80 million for bus service and $50 million for city and county-maintained roads.

Without the new revenue, Metro has said service cuts of up to 17 percent may be necessary. The measure has broad support from business, labor and transportation groups.

Metro logged an estimated 118.6 million rides last year, the highest since 118.8 million rides in 2008.

Has a full bus passed you by at a bus stop?  Tell us about it, we’re mapping pass-ups:

Comments | More in Environment, General news, Government | Topics: bus, Metro


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