Murray Provision Will Restore Metro Bus Service to UW Games
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee, announced that a provision to restore the ability for King County Metro Transit to provide service to a number of major sporting and special events has been included in the final version of the 2010 Senate Transportation Appropriations bill.
Senator Murray fought for the inclusion of the provision after a Bush administration rule resulted in the elimination of Metro service and imposed more costly service provided by private carriers on fans. The final version of the spending bill came out of a conference committee between the Senate and the House and is expected to pass both bodies shortly before being sent to the President for his signature.
"Senator Murray's leadership on this issue has been exceptional," said Scott Woodward, Athletic Director for the University of Washington. "It will allow the University of Washington and other major event venues to honor King County's long tradition of robust transit service for public events."
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