Packed house for public hearing on Metro cuts

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by ROB PIERCY / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM

People packed into a public hearing at Union Station in downtown Seattle Tuesday night to voice their opinions about proposed Metro Transit cuts.

Eighty-four routes are set for revision or reduction, while another 72 could be cut altogether.

For a broad cross section of the community, the bus is their only way to get around.

"I haven't had a car for 10 years and I've been using the bus and it's been great." Gail Rossi said.

"How are we going to get to our jobs, who's going to be cleaning those hotels, who's going to be cleaning those houses?" Florence Ibarra said.

Lucy Mack told us, "I say leave it alone. Don't raise the bus fares for senior citizens. Leave that alone."

The next hearing is set for Thursday May 15th in Bellevue at 5:30pm.

A third hearing will be held in Renton next Tuesday May 20 at 5:30pm.

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