In 2014, Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 to expand Metro service and transit programs for Seattle residents. By increasing the vehicle license fee to $80, and sales tax by 0.1%, we generated about $45 million per year for 6 years (2014-2020) towards creating a more connected and accessible city. Just one year later, investments in Seattle’s Transportation Benefit District (STBD) are already paying off.
The Year 1 Performance Report outlines our current transit landscape, investments, and results from STBD’s first year, as well as our commitment to transit service and transportation equity. There’s also background performance data on Seattle’s transit services, Vehicle License Fee Rebate ($20 back for income qualified households), ORCA LIFT (50% off trips for income qualified households), and Youth ORCA (free ORCA card for income qualified Seattle Public School students) programs.
Additional information about the Year 1 Performance, including a full list of investments, frequently asked questions, and financial information is available at http://www.seattle.gov/transit.