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Sun Apr 27, 2014, 05:50 PM

First cuts to Metro Transit spread all over Seattle area


(Seattle Times) Fewer rush-hour buses would show up, and some suburban riders would lose night trips, in the first wave of proposed King County Metro Transit budget cuts.

General Manager Kevin Desmond released a proposal Thursday of 30 routes to be scrapped and 12 routes to run less frequently, starting Sept. 27. This would save 166,000 operating hours a year, of which more than half come from reducing peak-time service.

“Routes will be more crowded, and some people will have a harder time getting to routes,” Desmond said.

Cuts are scheduled to occur in four phases through September 2015. The full plan, to reduce service hours by a total of 16 percent, was sent to the County Council on Thursday. The council is expected to vote on the cuts in June, after a series of hearings and weeks of public input. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023454219_buscutsxml.html



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marmar Apr 2014 OP
KamaAina Apr 2014 #1
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Rod Beauvex Apr 2014 #3
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 06:10 PM

1. WTF?

 

I thought the Great Recession was over!!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 06:41 PM

2. voters didn't

Reapprove the local tax that was funding this.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 06:52 PM

3. It never ended.

Welcome to the new normal.

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Response to Rod Beauvex (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 06:54 PM

4. True.

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