It’s theÂ eleventh hour in Olympia, for real this timeÂ – June 30 is the final day of this secondÂ special session, and if the state legislature doesn’t pass a local transit funding option this week, King County Metro will cut service by 17% next year.
Today we sentÂ a petition to all King County stateÂ legislators,Â comprising 1,000 signatures gathered by TRU members and allies, and a letter urging our representatives to do everything in their power to pass a local funding option for Metro.
What can you do?Â Right now, call Speaker Frank Chopp (360-786-7920) and Senator Mark Schoesler (360-786-7620) and tell them to save King County Metro.Â If you alreadyÂ signed our petition, tell them that – if not, tell them you’re adding your voice.
And — please join us at our next monthly TRU Meeting, on Monday, July 1, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Labor Temple Hall #6, 2800 1st Avenue.Â Regardless what happens this week in Olympia, we have a big campaign coming up to stop service cuts, and it’s going to take all of us.
Let’s save our buses!
Transit Riders Union