Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 2.38.34 PMSeniors have seen some of the steepest fare increases in recent years. Up until 2011, riders over 65 years of age could purchase an Annual Metro Pass for just $99. In 2015, a mere four years later, the monthly pass cost had risen to $36, for a total of $432 per year!

The Transit Riders Union believes that transit should be free for low-income seniors. This wouldn’t be unprecedented; San Francisco’s Muni bus system has a free pass program for low-income youth, seniors and people with disabilities. This was one of the goals of our Affordable Transit Delegation in 2015, and we continue to pursue it.

Are you a senior for whom the cost of public transit is a financial hardship? Want to help the Transit Riders Union to win free transit for low-income seniors? Please get in touch!

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In spring 2015 the Transit Riders Delegation for affordable transit fills the council chambers, and delegates rise to speak from the podiums. (Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan King County Council)