Transit Riders Union, a new group advocating for transit for low-income and working people, is holding a public forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 15 at the 2100 building, 2100 24th Ave. S.
The group grew out of the fight against proposed cuts to Metro bus service, said Katie Wilson, a coordinator with the group.
Wilson said she found many bus riders were not aware of the cuts to Metro proposed over the summer, so she and others formed the group to raise awareness.
The needs for such a group became even more clear in August, after the King County Council approved a congestion reduction charge, which raised the car tab fee, Wilson said. The $20 fee on every vehicle licensed in King County will be collected starting in 2012 in order to address Metro's $60 million budget shortfall.
James Bible, president of King County NAACP, will speak at the Nov. 15 event, and there will be more information about how to get involved.