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April 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Seattle property-tax initiative for transit to be filed this week

The group Friends of Transit will file a Seattle-only property-tax initiative by the end of this week, to raise money for bus operations within the city, transit activist Ben Schiendelman announced today — just hours after Tuesday night election returns showed a King County measure failing. The proposal would raise $25 million a year for six…

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April 4, 2014 at 3:33 PM

What you told us about full Metro buses

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?q=select+col9+from+1d6_8BvzNTkGhp7cO-qTHdnJUsXT3cwM_EnV5Jl-G&viz=MAP&h=false&lat=47.62694914600951&lng=-122.31834518777464&t=1&z=14&l=col9&y=2&tmplt=2&hml=GEOCODABLE” width=”630″ height=”500″ scrolling=””/]Last year, Metro logged an estimated 118.6 million rides — its highest mark since 2008. Now, Metro has announced plans to cut transit all over the Seattle area after King County voters rejected Proposition 1, a sales-tax and car-fee increase to support transit and roads. Metro officials say the…

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