Failure of King County’s Prop. 1 threatens our region’s mobility and competitiveness

Posted April 23, 2014 by Editorial Staff

Upcoming service cuts endanger our economic future

Failure of King County’s Prop. 1 threatens our region’s mobility and competitivenessIn a press release issued Thursday, the Chamber expressed concern about the economic consequences of the failure of King County’s Proposition 1. The measure would have raised $130 million each year to address transportation needs around the county, including King County Metro service.

Maud Daudon, the Chamber’s president and CEO said, “This measure was our final opportunity to ensure that King County Metro service could continue uninterrupted this year. The service cuts that will take place in September will make it harder for people to get to work and increase time stuck in traffic for everyone.”

She added, “Having people stuck in traffic harms our economic future. That’s why the Chamber has fought hard for restoring transit service as well as for maintenance and preservation needs statewide. We will continue to advocate for state legislators to pass a comprehensive transportation funding solution.”