New Seattle location: State transportation tour invites public comment

Bus riders can share their views about transit and other transportation needs with Senate Transportation Committee members at a public forum Monday, Oct. 14 in downtown Seattle. The location has shifted to First Presbyterian Church at 1013 Eighth Ave., Seattle.

These “listening sessions” are part of a statewide tour hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Where and when2013_0514_bigcrowd
Downtown Seattle
Monday, Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Seattle First Presbyterian Church, 1013 Eighth Ave., Seattle

The forums are a follow-up to the 2013 legislative session. The legislature considered a transportation funding package but did not pass a bill.

Metro faces a $75 million annual shortfall next year, and without a stable, ongoing funding solution, faces major service cuts of up to 600,000 hours of service reductions – or up to 17 percent of Metro’s service countywide – in 2014 and 2015. Public outreach about proposed reductions will begin this fall. Learn more about Metro’s funding and what’s at risk.

3 thoughts on “New Seattle location: State transportation tour invites public comment

  1. i JUST FIND IT REALLY SAD THAT METRO CUT OUT ALL OF THE BUS ROUTES GOING SOUTH FROM THE ALASKA JCT YET KEPT THE 3 ROUTES GOING NORTH TO ME THIS IS JUST SAD AS 2 PLUS BLOCKS FOR DISABLED AND OLDER RIDERS TO CARRY THE SHOPPING TO THE BUS FROM QFC OR SAFEWAY AT JEFFERSON SQ IS TO FAR.

  2. From what I have read, the FARE for the Handicapped Bus Passenger would jump $.75 from $.75 to now a $1.50 BUS FARE each time they wanted to use the bus. Is right? … and this is after they dropped the Bus 28 route for much of the day and then not even offering a round trip opportunity within the same hour, when it does run up to Greenwood and 145th Street. I would like to see the return of the Route 28 that had been servicing the Elderly and the Handicapped that lived in facilities like Seattle Housing Authority’s TRICOURT Apartments.

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