On June 30 we learned that the State Senate would not pass a local transit funding option – or any transportation package at all, for that matter – this session. Now King County Metro is preparing to cut our bus service by a whopping 17%.
The failure ofÂ certain of our elected representatives in Olympia is irresponsible and unacceptable, and we won’t stand for it.Â Weâ€™re planning our strategy for the coming months. But as a first step, TRU is working will allies to hold a demonstration and rallyÂ at noon on Saturday, July 20. Weâ€™re all going get together to ask the question: WTF, Olympia?! – which, as we all know, stands for “Whereâ€™s The Funding???”
What can you do? Come to the demonstration, and bring your friends. Spread the wordÂ on Facebook, and byÂ printing and distributing flyers and posters. Do you ride a route that will be cut? Give this flyer to your fellow riders!Â Contact us to find out how else you can volunteer. And join the Transit Riders Union.
Letâ€™sÂ fight to save our buses!