|Save King County Metro Transit service|
April 22 isn’t just Earth Day, it is the last day to vote for Proposition 1 and save King County Metro transit service. Public transit delivers environmental benefits as it delivers riders to their destinations, making your Yes vote one of the most important local actions to help the planet this Earth Day.
King County Metro bus service provides 400,000 trips every work day. These trips mean fewer cars on the road and less carbon and other pollutants in the air. We cannot risk the cutbacks in bus service which would become necessary without the added funds from Prop. 1, with the resulting longer waits, deleted routes, and likely 30,000 more cars clogging our streets and their pollutants our lungs.
Vote YES on Prop. 1 to keep our buses running and prevent major cut backs in service. Together we can make sure our seniors, students, people with disabilities, working families, and others have a low-impact way to get around. Prop. 1 creates a new $1.25 low-income bus fare and partial rebate for low-income car owners to lessen the burden on those who can afford it the least.
Vote YES on Prop. 1 to fix our roads and streets. Forty percent of Prop. 1 revenue goes to cities and the county to make our streets, roads, and bridges safer. Every $1 we spend now to maintain streets and roads avoids $6-14 in cost later to rebuild the neglected, deteriorated road.
More than 160 organizations, 20 mayors from throughout the county, and bipartisan support from the King County Council have all come together to save Metro Transit. Join us and pledge to vote YES on Proposition 1.
Thanks for all you do for the environment and a sustainable transportation future.
Chair, Transportation and Land Use Committee
Sierra Club Washington