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Metro and Sound Transit are reaching out to transit riders and communities to get input on transit service in the State Route 520 corridor. We’d like to know how people are using today’s service and what they think about it. This input will help us develop ideas for improvements, including ways to connect riders with light rail service at the University of Washington. We’ll share these ideas in a second round of outreach later this spring and ask for feedback on them.

Background

Options for connecting Eastside bus service to Link light rail were included in the first phase of University Link Connections outreach in 2015. In coordination with riders and stakeholders, Metro and Sound Transit decided to hold a separate process with Eastside communities after Link service to the University of Washington was underway. Both agencies will reach out to Eastside riders, stakeholders, and residents throughout 2017 for input about potential service improvements along the SR-520 corridor.

Metro and Sound Transit are also partners with the City of Seattle and Downtown Seattle Association in a joint One Center City effort. They’re looking at ways to keep people who commute to downtown Seattle from across the region moving as growth continues and major transportation projects move forward. One Center City will develop recommended strategies for further exploration and approval, including transit service restructuring and street and traffic improvements.

Contact us

Metro Transit Division
King County Department of Transportation
KSC-TR-0411
201 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104-3856

Tristan Cook
Send Tristan an email
or call 206-477-3842

Have a Say

There are several ways you can get involved

Apply to serve on our sounding board
Deadline April 2

We’re looking for 15-20 members of the public to advise Metro during our planning and public outreach process. The board will meet meet 8-10 times.

  Apply now
Take an online survey

King County is using a new survey tool, Open Town Hall. It’s designed to engage the community in conversation and provide more opportunities for sharing ideas.

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Look for Metro Street Teams at transit centers and talk to our staff

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Outreach approach

In close coordination with Sound Transit, Metro will hold three phases of outreach this year to gather input about service along the SR-520 corridor. We’ll convene a Sounding Board whose members reflect the diverse perspectives of the community that could be affected by changes being considered.

Public input will help shape final service change recommendations that will be transmitted to the King County Council early next year. Proposed changes to Sound Transit service will be considered by the Sound Transit Board fo Directors later this year. If approved, changes could go into effect as early as September 2018.

Timeline

  • Phase 1 outreach: Tell us how you use transit today and what improvements you’d like to see. This will shape the service concepts Metro and Sound Transit will share in Phase 2.
  • Phase 2 outreach: Give us feedback on potential service concepts for the SR-520 corridor. This will help shape the draft proposal Metro and Sound Transit will share in Phase 3.
  • Phase 3 outreach: Give us feedback on a draft service proposal to help finalize the recommendation Metro will present to the King County Council, and Sound Transit will present to its Board of Directors, for consideration.
  • The Sound Transit Board of Directors will consider proposed changes to Sound Transit service for possible adoption.
  • King County Council review: The council will review Metro’s recommendation for possible adoption.
  • Implementation: If adopted by the King County Council and Sound Transit Board of Directors, recommended service changes could be made as early as September 2018.
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