Yes for Transit,
City of Seattle Proposition 1
Why do we need Seattle Prop. 1?
Do we still need transit service if people are working from home?
When our economy reopens, robust transit will be key to a strong economic recovery by ensuring people can get back to work and reach essential services. Voting yes to approve Seattle Prop. 1 means we will be ready when the COVID shelter-at-home order ends and an exponential increase in commutes and trips returns. That’s why business groups like Downtown Seattle Association and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce endorse our campaign.
What is included in Seattle Proposition 1?
What about Metro cutting service because ridership is down?
Is this a new tax? How much will this cost?
Why is Seattle Prop. 1 funded using only a sales tax?
Why isn’t Seattle Prop. 1 being proposed across King County?
King County planned to utilize the Transportation Benefit District authority earlier this year, but was unfortunately derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic due to public meeting restrictions and the need to focus on the Public Health Department. This left the City to once again to step up and renew Seattle Prop. 1 for another six years this fall.
Getting to county-wide transit funding is still the goal of our local elected officials. The King County Council and Executive Constantine sent a joint letter to the City of Seattle affirming their commitment to re-regionalizing at the first opportunity. The City issued a similar statement when the measure was placed on the ballot.
How do I know my tax dollars are spent wisely?
How does Seattle Prop. 1 help with the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure and surrounding congestion?
Is Metro safe to ride?
What does the State Supreme Court ruling overturning I-976 mean for this measure?
Though desperately needed, this decision does not automatically reinstate transit funding from car tabs, and the Seattle City Council will need to have a transparent, open, and public conversation about what comes next. Yes for Transit is focused on making sure that the tens of thousands of essential workers, low-income people, elderly, disabled, and young people who ride transit in Seattle every day can count on a system that works for them. Passing Seattle Prop. 1 is an important way to keep the city on track and get people where they need to go.