Other transit agencies add hours without new taxes; King County Metro keeps plan to cut

December 5, 2013

Both Pierce Transit and Community Transit plan to add service hours without raising taxes. Community Transit is adding 2,500 new hours without new taxes, living within their means. However, the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) proposal to give Community Transit higher tax authority is still on the table.

Pierce Transit, who threatened cuts earlier this year, is increasing hours by 3%. Not only are they adding service soon, Pierce Transit’s budget picture looks good for the next six years.

Both transit agencies have lived within their means and are expanding, whereas King County officials have promised bus cuts if they don’t get new car tab fees or sales tax increases.