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Dow Constantine


Executive Constantine praises County Council action on reduced fare for low-income Metro riders

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"I am pleased that the Council has taken this important action to ensure a bus ride remains affordable for those of limited means who need to get to school or their jobs."

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“Building equity means having a functioning transportation system, and the ability to use it. I am pleased that the Council has taken this important action to ensure a bus ride remains affordable for those of limited means who need to get to school or their jobs. Our region is strong only if everyone has access to the mobility they need.

‘I have been concerned for some time with the effect of repeated Metro fare increases on those struggling to get by. The Low Income Fare Advisory Committee we convened last year had broad representation from human service providers and others. As a result of that work, I asked the Council to implement a new reduced fare for low-income riders, along with its consideration of the current fare ordinance."



King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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