‘Deep cuts’ coming to Metro Transit

King County Executive Ron Sims has released new sales tax figures which “pose one of the most serious financial emergencies” in the history of Metro Transit. How serious? As much as a 20 percent cut in bus service by next year.

“These new figures mean we are faced with doing what nobody wants, which is deep cuts in local and commuter bus service next year that would take service levels back to the early 1990s,” said Sims. Two-thirds of Metro’s funding originates from sales tax. We’ve posted Metro’s press release below.

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