King County Council won’t discuss low-income fare until 2014
A low-income fare for King County Metro will be discussed next in the fall 2014, when King County Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Council consider adjustments to the transit program.
The King County Council accepted recommendations on how to make the county’s transit system more accessible to low-income people at a meeting
Sept. 19, but will not consider implementing such a program until next year.
Constantine is scheduled to deliver a fare policy report to the King County Council in August 2014, which may include recommendations for a low-income fare, said Rochelle Ogershok, a spokesperson for the King County Department of Transportation.
The King County Low-Income Fare Options Advisory Committee gave the King County Council eight recommendations on how county officials could help Metro create a fare to benefit people with little or no income.
The recommendations include streamlining the process of identifying eligible riders, allowing human services agencies to continue a free bus-ticket program and coordinating the fare with other local transit agencies such as Sound Transit.
The group did not specify an amount for a low-income fare. The current nonpeak, one-zone fare is $2.25.
Several councilmembers have supported the idea of a low-income fare, including Joe McDermott, Larry Gossett, Julia Patterson, Jane Hague, Larry Phillips and Rod Dembowski. But no one has stepped forward to propose a specific fare or program yet.
Phillips supports the idea, according to one of his legislative aides, but the program depends on funding at a time when Metro is facing a fiscal cliff.
Metro officials have projected a $75 million budget deficit for 2014.
Councilmember Kathy Lambert was interested in a low-income fare but noted that King County already distributes bus tickets to social service agencies. Any discount for low-income riders makes tickets more expensive for other riders, she said.
CommentsSiller's mobility gives the Boilermakers' offense an element it lac. "A lot <a >classic football shirts</a> of times in these scheduling things, there are some X-factors that come into it. Nebraska: 9725. Since then the Gophers have dropped six straight games at Nebraska, most recently a 56-0 drubbing in 1990.Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim leads all Big <a >cheap nfl jerseys</a> Ten freshmen and the team in tackles with 74 on the season. We hadn't been there before, our players hadn't been on that stage before and we didn't play very well. t or learn more.UpgradeFAQsBig Ten BlogBlogs HomeCollege FB NationACCBig 12Big EastBig TenPac-12SECNotre DameStanford#sub-branding.presby, body.tier3 #sub-branding.presbywidth:205px;.post-wrapper.mod-content img,.post-wrapper.mod-content table vertical-align: none; .mod-blog-post.post-wrapper margin-bottom: 6px; B1G combine results: LB andDLFebruary, 26, 2013Feb 2610:00AM ETBy Brian <a >cheap jerseys</a> Bennett | ESPN.comRecommend0Tweet0Comments0EmailPrintWe've already told you how the Big Ten players from the offensive position groups fared at the NFL combine , More impressively, the former basketball standout (he used to play AAU ball against first-rounder Royce White) says he can still do a 360 dunk even though he's well over three bills. A handful of these players easily could have easily appeared on the first team, as several of the decisions were extremely close.Here's the second-team squad:OffenseQB: Taylor Martinez, NebraskaRB: Venric Mark, NorthwesternRB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio StateWR: Jared Abbrederis, WisconsinWR: Cody Latimer, IndianaTE: Dion <a >cheap nfl jerseys china</a> Sims, Michigan StateC: Travis Frederick, WisconsinG: John Urschel, Penn StateG: Andrew Norwell, Ohio StateT: Rick Wagner, WisconsinT: Jeremiah Sirles, NebraskaDefenseDL: Kawann Short, PurdueDL: Eric Martin, NebraskaDL: D.L. 106: Nick Toon, WR, WisconsinNo. Jones, who will play wherever he's needed, enjoys competing with Stoudermire, the Big Ten-record holder in career kick return yards (3,102),I keep telling him I'm going to beat his record, Jones said. At the end of the season, we had four teams in the top 13 with Ohio State winning the national championship,There will be no national title this year, but several Big Ten squads will <a >cheap nike nfl jerseys</a> be gunning for one in 2010. Here: http://www.gouldpianotrio.com/kits.htm
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.