King County Council advances plan for low-income transit passes

  • Author: Sammi Bushman
  • Source: K5 News
  • Date: 02/12/2020

"The King County Council’s Mobility and Environment Committee voted Wednesday to advance an income-based fare program that would fully subsidize annual ORCA transit passes for those with incomes 80% or below the federal poverty line.

Voting 7-0, the council unanimously agreed to advance the program to a full council hearing. New transit subsidies come on the heels of a 2019-2020 request in the King County biannual budget to establish and implement an income-based fare program by March of 2020. If passed through the council, current changes would take affect mid-2020."

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