Ous news partners at The Seattle Times are compiling data about crowded metro buses and they need your help. The team are looking for information from locals about the frequency of full buses passing them by.
According to The Seattle Times, full buses has been one result of King County Metro Transit ridership growing back to levels recorded before the recession.
Next month, voters in King County will have the chance to decide whether or not to authorize a $60 car-tab fee and a tenth-of-a-cent sales-tax increase for roads and buses.
According to the article, Proposition 1 would raise approximately $130 million per year, with up to $80 million for buses and $50 million for city and county-maintained roads.
Without this increased revenue Metro representatives have reported that service cuts of up to 17 percent may be implemented.
According to The Seattle Times, “Metro logged an estimated 118.6 million rides last year, the highest since 118.8 million rides in 2008.”
The Seattle Times have created an online form to compile the data. If you have had a full bus pass you by, let them know!