Seattle Bases Bus Fares on Income. The Interesting Question: Why? Staff
Posted: Mar 04, 2015 8:42 AM
Seattle, which has been in the forefront of addressing income inequality with a $15 an hour minimum wage, has taken a new step: a public transit fare based on household income. As fares in general rose by 25 cents on March 1, 2015, King County Metro and Sound Transit introduced reduced fares for those making 200 percent or less of the federal poverty line.