With the Rapid Ride E Line and other transportation shifts on the horizon, King County Metro is forming a “Sounding Board” to be comprised of Metro riders in North Seattle and Shoreline. Among other things, they are specifically looking for people who make transit connections in Wallingford.
To join the Sounding Board, you must complete this online application by Monday, Sept. 3.
Here’s more from King County Metro:
Are you a bus rider that regularly rides routes in Shoreline or North Seattle?
King County Metro Transit is forming a community sounding board to give us advice about changes to bus service in these areas. We’re looking for a diverse group of members to help us develop service change recommendations for fall 2013. The sounding board will meet 9 to 12 times, from September 2012 to March 2013. Sounding board meetings mostly will be scheduled on Thursday evenings unless a scheduling conflict occurs.
Why change bus service? Starting fall 2013, the Aurora Avenue N corridor will be served by RapidRide E Line between Aurora Village Transit Center to downtown Seattle. The E Line will provide a backbone of new, frequent transit service that other routes in the area can connect to and complement. Working with the sounding board, we’ll be considering changes to improve:
- connections to the E Line
- bus service in the neighborhoods surrounding Aurora Avenue N
- connections between transit activity centers such as Fremont, Wallingford, Greenwood, Greenlake, Northgate and Shoreline
If you’d like us to mail you a printed application, or have questions about the sounding board, please contact: Ashley DeForest, Community Relations Planner at [email protected] or via phone at 206-684-1154.
You may remember that last fall, King County Metro proposed changes to Route 26 and other buses that serve Wallingford. Luckily, Metro held community forums and scaled back some of their proposed changes. This time around, we can have a Wallingford representative on the board. Woo hoo!