"It is unfair to collect payroll taxes from all over the region then use it to subsidize economic activity in central Portland," Duyck wrote on March 6, "especially when basic transit services are being reduced or eliminated elsewhere. This equity principle should also apply to the region’s tax payers subsidizing free youth pass for all students in Portland’s public school system."
Washington County and TriMet have maintained an unusually close working relationship over the years: The county's lobbyist is married to TriMet's lobbyist.(OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!)
Washington County Asks TriMet to Limit YouthPass Fallout to Portland