City’s bus routes may be on the chopping block

April 9, 2013

Metro Transit released a report April 1 that revealed the possibility of cutting Issaquah routes should legislative funding dry up.

With 65 bus routes throughout the county in danger of being canceled and another 86 having their services reduced, the report essentially served as a reminder for the eventual expiration of the car tab tax passed as a stop gap measure to continue Metro Transit support. The 2012 Service Guidelines Report measured and analyzed transit service based on measures of productivity, geographic value, social equity and ridership. It determined that the current cost model was unsustainable.

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