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Explore the possibility of free transit


According to 2006 Metro Transit Facts posted at the county's official website, King County Metro generates a mere $87,929,462 in annual revenue while spending a whopping $433,108,247 on various expenses. This begs the question: Could afreebus system work better than large government subsidies?

Prior research from WSDOT and case studies from cities that have experimented with free transit suggest it can be done:

  1. View the WSDOT Strategic Analysis and Estimating Office Reporton
  2. School Buses May Give Older New Yorkers a Lift from NYTimes, 08/25/2009

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