Council delays Metro bus cuts previously proposed for February

Sept14 srvc change photoThe County Council has delayed making a decision on February service cuts – referring the ordinance back to the Council Transportation Economy and Environment Committee (TrEE).

Financial policy issues, as well as the need for any additional bus service cuts, will be determined as part of the Council budget deliberations taking place over the next several weeks.

The Executive’s proposed Metro budget cuts 400,000 hours, which includes the cuts proposed for February 2015 and additional cuts in March 2016. The Council typically adopts a new budget prior to Thanksgiving. Learn more about the Council’s budget process.

A City of Seattle ballot measure is scheduled for November with the possibility that the city would contract for Metro transit service.