Low Income Fare Implementation Task Force
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.
|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|
- Low-Income Fare Program Implementation Plan (June 2014, 1MB PDF)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-263-9770.
- 2015 fare change
- King County’s Low Income Fare Options Advisory Committee
(Helped King County review and develop new public transportation fare options for people with low incomes in 2013.)