What’s Your Vision of Affordable and Accessible Transit?

August 4, 2016

At the 2016 Solidarity Summit on Affordable Transit, we asked participants this question. Below are some of the responses. Want to chime in? Send your thoughts to contact@transitriders.org with the subject line “Affordable and Accessible”.

Maybe I can afford bus fare to work AND lunch some day.

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Affordable bus fares that reward transit users for contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Expansion of routes to make more bus service available.

Enlist more employers to subsidize Metro passes.

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Easy & fun to use

No fare enforcement

Policy decisions that reflect an ethic of love

Real BRT: dedicated bus lanes with right of way for public transit

Hospitable and high-quality bus stops

Prioritizing funding that serves the public (everyone)

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Frequent reliable service (every 10 minutes) on high traffic routes until 9:30 pm (#36, #120, #21, #70)

Affordable: $2.50 all day, more reduced fare tickets

Sustainably, fairly financed: Tax the large scale employers that are taxing our infrastructure from influx of new residents

Build transit funding into cost to develop (SLU area)

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To be able to travel around the area without worrying about cost. It’s hard enough to get to parts of the area due to route quirks without having to worry about whether I can afford it.

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Better East/West access.

Downtown Seattle auto-free zones (i.e. Holland)

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Free Transit!

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Lower fares on monthly passes even for Orca Lift ($35)

People from all incomes, backgrounds riding together peacefully

Educational outreach to other people that don’t rely on the bus. It is NOT just for the poor or low-income. It is a necessity and is a great, environmentally friendly resource.

More routes and more often in places further from the city center

Extend the 2-hour transfer to 4-6 hours or all-day passes

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THE BUS FARE IS TOO DAMN HIGH!

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