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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

Have you signed the petition for Fare Equity?
🎉🤸Jump on it! goo.gl/bPM7u7

Pittsburghers for Public Transit
Port Authority: Make Our Fares Fair! These three fare policies will make a more equitable, high-performing system:
1. Equal Cash & Cashless Fares
2. Free Transfers
3. Fare Capping
If you agree, sign on to our petition here: goo.gl/bPM7u7
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Pittsburghers for Public Transit

Another huge #FareEquity win from transit advocates in Seattle! Keep up the fight!NEWS FLASH: Major Progress on Affordable Transit!

This week the King County Council voted to take steps to implement low/no-cost transit fares for Metro’s lowest-income passengers, with the goal of having this new program in place by 2020!

What happens when you can’t afford a transit fare and you need to get to a doctor appointment, a job interview, or a shelter?

Maybe you pray that the bus driver will be kind and let you board. Or maybe you get caught by fare enforcement, slapped with a steep fine and kicked off the train far from your destination. Maybe you ask passers-by for change and bear their suspicious looks. Maybe you’re lucky enough to find a service provider to give you a free ticket or two. Or maybe you just end up walking for hours.

Thousands of King County residents face these tough choices every day. The stress and time wasted when you can’t reliably get from A to B make it extremely difficult to overcome the many other challenges that people with very low incomes face in our increasingly unaffordable region. As wonderful as the ORCA LIFT reduced fare program is, it doesn’t meet the needs of riders who can’t easily pay $1.50 per ride or $54 per month for a transit pass.

That's why this is such a huge deal. Our big job next year, 2019, will be to work with King County Metro and elected officials to create a robust and well-designed program. Thanks to the King County Councilmembers, TRU members, allies, and everyone who has been fighting for affordable public transit and helped to make this happen!

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