Another change to Magnolia and Queen Anne Metro service?
Posted on March 11th, 2014 by Sara
Don’t miss the March 13th joint meeting of Magnolia Community Club & Queen Anne Community Council to discuss the plan to maintain bus service to Magnolia and Queen Anne. From tipster Janis:
Will Magnolia residents lose all bus service to UW? Will commuters on the west side of Magnolia have to add a half hour to their commute time? Will the east side of Queen Anne lose its bus route altogether? Will route changes and reduced hours for Magnolia and Queen Anne force residents into their cars? Is there anything we can do to save the bus service we presently count on?
The Magnolia Community Club and Queen Anne Community Council are joining together to host a general meeting on Thursday, March 13 in order to share details about the April 22 ballot measure that’s designed to maintain Metro bus service. King County Council Chair, Larry Phillips, and Metro Transit Service Planning Supervisor Martin Minkoff will present details about the funding package from 7:00 to 9:00pm at The Catharine Blaine School Cafeteria, located next to the Magnolia Community Center at 2550 34th Avenue West. All Magnolia and Queen Anne residents are encouraged to attend this meeting, and become informed about the impacts of this ballot measure.
Proposed changes to Metro bus service to Magnolia and Queen Anne that will occur without increased funding can be reviewed here.
A stalemate in the legislature has propelled King County Executive Constantine to propose a measure to maintain funding for Metro buses. The King County Council voted unanimously to seek voter approval of the measure on the April 22 ballot. The measure will include a $60 annual vehicle fee, a sales tax increase of one tenth of a cent, and a 25 cent fare increase, starting in 2015. The fare increase will be accompanied by a low-income reduced fare of $1.25.
Founded in 1924, The Magnolia Community Club (MCC) is open to all Magnolia residents. MCC is vigilant about the quality of life in Magnolia and takes appropriate action to promote and protect the interests of the community. The Queen Anne Community Council (QACC) was formed in the 1940s to serve the needs of the Queen Anne area. Both organizations share a deep concern about transit issues and how they affect our neighborhoods, our commutes, and our traffic.