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– “Intercity Transit Says Proposition 1 Would Avoid Cuts and Expand Services”
“On the ballot this November is a public transit measure called Intercity Transit (IT) Proposition 1 which would expand and improve transit services in our community. The measure is the result of a two-year public engagement effort, called “IT Road Trip”, which collected over 10,000 suggestions and turned them into a plan for the future of public transportation. Intercity Transit Proposition 1 would fund the community’s expectations for public transit.”
“People who live within the service area, which includes Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, and their surrounding urban growth areas, will get to decide whether or not these community-identified service priorities will be funded when they vote on Intercity Transit Proposition 1. The measure proposes a four-tenths of 1 percent sales tax increase, or 4 cents on a $10 taxable purchase, to improve and expand public transportation services. This would cost the average household between $2 and $5 per month, depending on spending habits. If Proposition 1 is rejected, Intercity Transit will need to cut services by 15 percent that is roughly equivalent to eliminating all Saturday and Sunday service,” by Kelsey Norvell in Thurston Talk.