Metro is using false information to scare King County voters and improperly influence the April 22 election on Proposition 1.
King County Proposition 1 asks voters to “increase car tabs from $20 to $60 and to raise the sales tax 0.1 percent on the April 22 ballot” in order to prevent 17% in bus service cuts. However, according to Metro’s own revenue projections released last month, the proposed cuts aren’t all that bad. It would appear that—contrary to Metro’s claims on Prop 1—600,000 hours of bus service WILL NOT be cut if voters don’t approve the measure. Unfortunately for voters, Metro stated they will only release the updated information if Prop 1 fails.
The Seattle Times editorial board calls for King County Metro to reveal its up-dated figures on proposed bus service cuts.
Acting with deliberate deception, Metro continues to disseminate false information to both the media and voters. Prop 1 supporters have built their campaign on lies. They have tainted an election with deceit. As for Metro, this dishonesty is yet another notch to add to its long history of fraud. Metro has cemented itself as an untrustworthy transit agency.