REMINDER: Talk to Metro about the proposed bus cuts; Service reduction meeting set for Dec. 3

Service cuts proposed- Metro must plan now for major service cuts in absence of funding

You have a chance to talk directly to Metro at a public meeting Dec. 3 in West Seattle at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Metro has cut costs, raised fares, and created other efficiencies to preserve most service over the past five years. But temporary funding authority from the state expires in June, and unless action is taken on stable funding, Metro must plan now for drastic service reductions next year.

· 74 routes will be deleted

· 107 routes would be changed

· 33 unchanged routes would likely become more crowded.

More than 80 percent of Metro’s bus and DART routes would be affected. Visit King County Metro website for more information.

Metro has begun a countywide outreach process to let people know about proposed cuts and receive their feedback. Metro plans to send a package of service changes to the County Council for approval next spring. Once approved by the council, the service changes will be phased in beginning in September 2014. The public will also have an opportunity to provide comment to the council before service changes are adopted

Come talk with Metro staff about the Southwest Seattle service reduction proposal on December 3rd at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The meeting will be an open house format - with the option to participate in a short, interactive presentation and small group discussion from 7-7:30 pm.

Southwest Seattle Service Reduction Public Meeting

December 3, 6pm – 8pm

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center- 4408 Delridge Way SW