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King County Executive News
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April 23, 2014

Executive Constantine on announced initiative to maintain Metro bus service within Seattle city limits

Initiative for November ballot announced by Friends of Transit

King County Executive Dow Constantine commented on the initiative announced today by Friends of Transit to contract for Metro bus service within Seattle city limits:

“We welcome and encourage efforts that would protect bus service and avoid major disruption to our riders. Unfortunately, in the near term, we will still need to transmit major service cuts if Proposition 1 fails.

“While King County Metro works as a regional system that moves people across jurisdictions throughout the county, reflecting the truly regional nature of our economy, the notion of cities buying bus service is not a new idea. We already have a number of cities and businesses contracting for service.”