City Inside/Out episodes

City Inside/Out: Bus Blues
City Inside/Out: Bus Blues
Since 1973, millions of people have used Metro Transit`s system of free buses to traverse downtown Seattle. Now, the free ride is officially over. How are transit users being affected by the end of the Ride Free Area? Why was the decision made to end the popular service? Are downtown businesses feeling the impact?We hear from Tom Rasmussen, Transportation Chair for the Seattle City Council, Katie Wilson of the Transit Riders Union, and Gordon McHenry, Jr., C.E.O. of Solid Ground, which is running the city`s new Circulator bus service. We also get perspective from Tom Norwalk of Seattle`s Convention and Visitors Bureau. In-studio, Metro Transit C.E.O. Kevin Desmond, Downtown Seattle Association president Kate Joncas and Transportation Choices Coalition Policy Director Shefali Ranganathan weigh in.
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