Last night an estimated 700 people waited in line outside the King County Courthouse to testify in front of the County Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment committee on the impact that possible reductions to Metro bus service would have on them personally.

Hundreds were able to explain how their lives could be affected. Constituents from diverse communities voiced their opinions, and 87% of the attendees who signed in indicated support for a temporary Congestion Reduction Charge to preserve current levels of Metro bus service.

Here are a few photos that capture the crowd: