Thanks to service improvements funded by the Seattle Transportation Benefit District, transit availability and access is growing – and access to transit is at an all-time high in Seattle.
As we continue to do even more to expand access to affordable transit in Seattle, we are already seeing critical advances to improve coverage and access to the 10-minute network is showing great results!
2/3 of Seattle households are 10-minutes from 10-minute-service!
The performance report shows transit availability and access continues to improve, with 67 percent of Seattle households now within a 10-minute walk from 10-minute service — up from 25 percent when the effort began.
So exactly what is the Seattle Transportation Benefit District?
Here’s a little background…
In 2014, Seattle voters approved the Seattle Transportation Benefit District Proposition 1 (STBD) to fund the purchase of increased King County Metro Transit (Metro) service and additional transit programs for Seattle residents. Each year, SDOT issues a report on how these voter-approved investments are improving Seattle’s transportation system. This year’s 3rd annual STBD performance evaluation marks the halfway point of the Prop 1 funding measure, which includes a $60 vehicle license fee and 0.1 percent sales tax increase to generate about $50 million annually to improve transit availability and access.
Here’s where your tax dollars go.
The largest portion of STBD expenditures goes to transit service on routes traveling to, through, and from Seattle.
STBD recent scope change means even more transit opportunity.
In 2018, Seattle City Council approved a change to the STBD scope, providing more flexibility and tools, including the ORCA Opportunity proposal from Mayor Jenny A. Durkan.
Added capacity and additional weekly trips across Seattle!
Get more information from the report!
The Seattle Transportation Benefit District Year 3 Performance Report outlines Seattle’s commitment to transit service, summarizes the transit investments to date, program performance, and describes the Transportation Equity-related programs of Youth ORCA, ORCA LIFT, and the Vehicle License Fee Rebate.
Additional information about Year 3 Performance is available at http://www.seattle.gov/transit.