The Edwards Agency

Opinion

Metro fare increase would jeopardize senior activities

Metro fare increase Recently, Sno-Valley Senior Center received copies from Senior Services about a Metro Fare Increase Survey. The round trip rate would go from $.50 to $1.70, more than triple.
   I am a low-income senior and I'm sure I'm not the only one. This extreme increase would jeopardize trips for hot lunch, foot care and blood pressure checks, exercise and other classes, Adult Day Health Programs, bingo, scrabble--all these things that get us out to enjoy life and keep active.
   Isn't Metro synonymous with King County Council? Recently, we found out the council's remodel of a floor of the Courthouse for new digs went from about $4 million to about $17 million. I guess that shows how they feel about the "so-called" golden years. They want theirs now.
   I appeal to other senior centers to write letters. The squeaky wheel gets the oil.

Marguerite Ensley, Carnation