Better Choices than Wringing Our Hands?

More bad news for TriMet, and for us – they need to take $27M out of their budget this year, and that implies some big cuts in service.

Suppose as a community we decided it was time to do something else. How would we raise more revenue for transit operations (NOT for capital). How might we do it? Here are just a couple of ideas:

  • A local sales tax dedicated to transit operations
  • A tax on commercial parking spaces

What’s your good idea? What would voters and leaders in this region sign up for?

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