I was just informed by Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose that Island Transit won the Sales Tax increase that was voted on in Island County, Washington State on 18 Aug 09.
Island Transit has been Fare-Free from its inception in 1987. Prior to this vote, they received funding from a 6/10 of 1% sales tax applied only in Island County; it is now 9/10 of 1%. This means that for every $100 of purchases in Island County, 90¢ of the sales tax applied goes to Island Transit. Obviously, Island County voters know a great deal when they see one!
Congratulations to all the wonderful people that help keep Island Transit Fare-Free and a pleasure to use!
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