Voters Increase Funding of Seattle Transportation Benefit District, Seattle, Washington, 2014

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  • Date Enacted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Date Launched: Dec 1, 2014
  • Date Ended: Dec 31, 2020

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The voters of Seattle, Washington approved in the November 2014 general election a resolution to increase service throughout the Metro transit system and to fund additional transit programs in the service area through the Seattle Transportation Benefit District. The funding is provided through a $60 vehicle registration fee and a 0.1% sales tax, which are projected to generate over $45 million in revenue. The funds have been used to both save routes from elimination, as well as late night service across the system, and increase service frequency.

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