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When the King County Council approved a fare change ordinance in March 2014, it also established a task force to review and evaluate the effectiveness of Metro’s plan to implement the new fare for adults with low incomes. (View/download the ordinance amendment package.)

The task force was charged with evaluating:

  • How effective Metro’s implementation plan is at promoting awareness of the low-income fare program to stakeholder communities in King County.
  • The process for establishing eligibility to participate in the program, including a review of potential locations where people may seek eligibility.

The task force is submitted its report to the County Council on Aug. 15, 2014.


Name Affiliation
Mahnaz Kourourian Eshetu Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)
Katie Wilson Transit Riders Union
Alex Stoller King County Transit Advisory Commission
Kathy Brasch Women’s Advisory Board
Kate Joncas Downtown Seattle Association
Jorge Madrazo SEAMAR Community Health Centers
Dan Wise Catholic Community Services
Lynn Moody Eastside Human Services Forum
Mike Heinisch South King Council of Human Services
Rob Beem North Urban Human Service Alliance
Alison Eisinger Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness
Mary Kay Lewis Veterans Citizen Levy Oversight Board
Alex Clark Bellevue College

Implementation plan

NOTE: Metro will update this plan in early fall 2014 for consideration by the King County Council.


The task force held four meetings:


Comments or suggestions about Metro’s plan to implement the low income fare program may be directed to or 206-263-9770.

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