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Maple Leaf bus routes may again be on chopping block

Posted by Mike on July 6th, 2013

Expect more discussion in coming weeks about cutbacks in Metro service here.

The state Legislature failed to pass a transportation funding package, and also passed on giving voters the ability to raise taxes locally.

When we wrote about this in April, the elimination of the 77EX route to downtown was a possibility, as were reductions in at least six seven other routes – the 41, 67, 66EX, 68, 73 and 373EX. (Thanks, John, for pointing out that the 373, running  down 15th Avenue Northeast to the U District, also faced “reduction or revision.”)

The cuts would take effect in 2014. There is some possibility the Legislature might act on transportation early in the year.

To see a list of threatened routes go here.



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