Community Transit CEO Joyce Elanor had a lengthy Op Ed in the Everett Herald yesterday that is well worth a read.
It is challenging to talk about long term visions for transit service in the midst of painful service cuts, but this Community Transit Op Ed does a good job at it I think. Clearly with all of the needs for much more transit service in Snohomish County, not less, it is imperative that the Legislature provide agencies like commute transit options (locally approved non-regressive taxing authority) other than long term cuts.
In the meantime, Community Transit is stating fallen revenue from reduced sales-tax funding during the recession as a reason for proposed cuts in 2012.
How do you think cuts in bus service will affect your future employment scenario? Do you have ideas on how Community Transit can plan their future service?
If you are interested in knowing more about changes to Community Transit service in 2012, please attend and open house and to give the agency input.
Edmonds Community College, Snohomish Hall, Room 304
20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood
Tuesday, June 7, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Monroe High School
17001 Tester Road, Monroe
Wednesday, June 15
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
3201 Smith Avenue, Everett
Wednesday, June 22
10 a.m. – noon
Arlington Boys & Girls Club
18513 59th Avenue NE
Thursday, June 23
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.