King County Metro Transit launched an outreach effort last September in the Snoqualmie Valley to better understand the community’s transportation needs.Our primary goals being to right-size transportation service—trying to get more service for the Valley using our existing resources.
In Fall and Winter, 2012, Metro staff met with a wide variety of stakeholders groups and rode buses to talk one-on-one with our riders and distribute surveys. We also made the survey available on our website and encouraged both current and prospective riders to share their thoughts. In total, we heard from more than 500 people that told us:
- Get me to Issaquah and Redmond so I can connect to other places
- Have buses come more often and come closer to where I live
- Get me to the same places I go to now and new places like Snoqualmie Ridge
- Cost me the same or less than what I pay now
Based on this feedback we’ve prepared a package of service ideas that we’re sharing with the community tonight at a public meeting in Duvall from 6-7:30 at Cherry Valley Elementary School. We’re hosting another presentation on Monday in Fall City from 6-7:30 at Fall City Elementary School. In the coming weeks, we’ll be riding routes 209, 224, and 311 to talk with riders about our ideas and gather their feedback.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, please take a few moments to view a pdf version of the presentation and share your feedback using our online comment form. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 263-9768 if you have any questions.