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Seattle Public Transit Reacts To Income Inequality

Low-income residents of the Seattle area can now ride public transit at reduced fares. (Courtesy of King County Metro Transit)
Low-income residents of the Seattle area can now ride public transit at reduced fares. (Courtesy of King County Metro Transit)

This weekend, the Seattle metro area launched an initiative to address income inequality through public transit. People in low-income households can now ride buses, trains and ferries at reduced fares.

The initiative is among the first of its kind in the U.S., and transit experts across the country are watching closely. Thomas Sanchez, a professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech, discusses the initiative with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

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  • Thomas Sanchez, a professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech.

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