Taxation Transportation Washington State Politics

Transit Riders, take action & speak up for HB 2186!

You know those vast parking lots at Northgate Mall, Walmart, Home Depot and other big box stores? Not only do they take up space and create an environment hostile to pedestrians, they contribute to stormwater runoff pollution and they stand nearly empty much of the time. And yet, they’re totally exempt from the Commercial Parking […]

Seattle Transportation

Cuts to the transit cuts, low income fare comments

The King County Council has just canceled plans for further bus cuts, largely by reducing Metro’s reserve fund. They’re banking on a booming economy, which is a dangerous bet – another downturn in sales tax revenue & we’ll be in serious trouble. But in the meantime, if Seattle TBD Proposition 1 passes, there will be $45 […]

Seattle Transportation

Update on saving Metro buses

The Keep Seattle Moving campaign has decided to suspend signature-gathering for Initiative 118, and the Mayor is expected to announce a ballot measure to save Metro bus service this Tuesday, May 13. Stay tuned… Thank you to everyone who has been out collecting signatures already! You are invited to our Volunteer Thank-You Party this Friday, […]

Transportation Washington State Politics

Save Our Metro Campaign Kickoff next Monday, March 17!

Next Monday, come on out and help Transit Riders Union get this campaign rolling.  To save our bus service and win an affordable reduced fare, we as transit riders need to do more than vote yes on April 22 – we need to get out on the buses and at the bus stops, register new […]

Seattle Transportation

Community Forum on Public Transportation, January 16

Mark your calendar!  On Thursday, January 16, TRU will be collaborating with Seattle Central Community College and other groups to hold a public forum on the planned Metro cuts, the public transit funding crisis, and what we can do about it.  Facebook page here. What: Community Forum on Metro Cuts and the Transit Funding Crisis When: […]

Majority Coalition (state Senate) Transportation

A Critical Moment for Public Transit

State lawmakers are at an impasse, with Sen. Rodney Tom‘s Majority Coalition Caucus stubbornly holding our transit funding hostage to their austerity agenda.  Dow Constantine has announced that King County will pursue a “Plan B” to save Metro, sending a regressive tax package (a flat Vehicle License Fee of up to $100 and a sales […]

Politics Rodney Tom Transportation Washington State Politics

October 14: Senate "Listening Tour" comes to Seattle

Seattle “Listening Tour” Stop Monday, October 14, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm King County Courthouse, Room 1001 10th Floor, 516 3rd Avenue, Seattle * Transit Riders & Allies Rally outside at 5 pm * Our Senators have been making their way around the state (starting with the Bellevue forum on September 17 where we gave Rodney […]

Accountability Activism Transportation Washington State Politics

Join Dow Constantine, Mike McGinn, Sen Kohl-Welles in Seattle Saturday noon for a rally to save transit

Join the Transit Riders Union and allies Saturday at noon in downtown Seattle to kick off a campaign to save our bus service!  The rally will take place at the park on the south side of King County Courthouse at 3rd and Yesler. Our fantastic speaker line-up (full list here) includes Exec. Dow Constantine, Mayor Mike McGinn, […]

Rodney Tom Transportation Washington State Politics

Join us in asking "WTF, Olympia?" on July 27

Late Tuesday afternoon we learned that nation-wide vigils for Trayvon Martin have been called for this Saturday at noon, exactly the same time as the planned WTF Olympia? rally. At an emergency committee meeting last night we decided to postpone the rally until the following Saturday, July 27, out of respect for this national day of action […]