The King County Council has made a liar out of me again! The Council did not vote Monday afternoon on the proposed car tab fee that would avoid a 600,000 service hour cut in Metro Services. The vote has been postponed until August 15th. From the Seattle PI:
“After hearing for nearly three hours from concerned transit riders, the King County Council chose Monday to delay a vote on a proposed $20 vehicle license fee that would save bus service from drastic cuts.
The measure would implement a two-year “congestion reduction fee” that would raise $50 million for King County Metro Transit service. Metro officials, whose budget has been hammered by the down economy, say they would have to cut 600,000 hours of bus service, or about 17 percent of current levels, without the fee.”