Building World-Class Transit
Solidarity with students rallying for free public transit!
"On October 22, 2015, students, teachers, staff, parents, and community activists rallied at Rainier Beach High School to demand free bus passes for ALL public school students that need or would like to use Metro to get to school."
Voices of the People's Budget: Katie Wilson of the Transit Riders Union
"On October 30, 2014, labor leaders, community organizers, social service providers, and engaged citizens came together for a People's Budget Town Hall. Katie Wilson, the General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union, called on the City to utilize progressive taxation to invest in mass transit and fix our City's transit woes."
Letter from the Transit Riders Union in Support of a Progressive Metro Plan
"The Seattle Transit Riders Union sent all Transportation Benefit District Board Members the following letter urging members to remove the sales tax increase from their proposal and, acting as the City Council, pass the Employee Hours Tax and Commercial Parking Fee increase being proposed by myself and Councilmember Nick Licata."
FAQ on Saving Metro the Progressive Way
"Here are answers to common questions about Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata's proposal to fund Metro transit with a progressive tax on businesses."
Save Metro the Progressive Way
"We need to save Metro, and we can do so without placing the burden on working people. Councilmember Licata and I propose that we replace the Mayor's regressive sales tax increase with a reinstated Employee Hours Tax and commercial parking tax."