Metro provided several opportunities to have a say:
- January 5-15, 2016 - Needs assessment: We asked for feedback from the public via an online survey to learn more about transit gaps in the community.
- February 2016 - Alternative service concepts: We asked for feedback from the public in a second online survey about preferred alternative service concepts to address the gaps identified earlier.
- January through March - Stakeholder working group: We facilitated a group of stakeholders who represent residents, students, and businesses to talk about transportation needs, priorities, and service concepts.
Read the report we submitted to the King County Council for details on our public engagement and what we heard. Metro worked with undergraduate students at the University of Washington Bothell on this public outreach process. This partnership will give students an opportunity to practice their research, analysis, and map-making skills on behalf of a Metro project.
Stakeholder working group
To kick off the outreach for this project, Metro convened a stakeholder working group. The group met from early January to mid-March to identify transit gaps, evaluate options, and make recommendations to complement today’s traditional, fixed-route bus service. Members included representatives of local organizations such as the University of Washington Bothell, Cascadia Community College, Community Transit, and local employers, social services, and jurisdictions.
More ways to get involved
There will be several ways for residents who are not members of the stakeholder working group to get involved in Metro’s Community Connections planning for Bothell and Woodinville.
- Learn about Metro’s Alternative Services program. Read our alternative services plan and check this website for updates.
- Share this information with your neighbors so they can get involved.