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SeaShore Transportation Forum

An inter-jurisdictional forum for information-sharing, advocacy, and coordination to resolve transportation issues, and to establish priorities for implementing integrated multi-modal transportation projects and programs consistent with the goals of the Growth Management Act.


The SeaShore Transportation Forum was initially formed in response to the King County Metro Transit Long Range Policy Framework, adopted in 1993, that divided Metro service into three geographic subareas for the purpose of allocating new transit service subsidy. The “Seattle-North King County” subarea created for this purpose included only the cities of Seattle, Shoreline, and Lake Forest Park, and King County. Sound Transit created a similar subarea and adopted a subarea equity policy as part of Sound Move.

In about 1995, the SeaShore Transportation Forum began regular meetings, with participation by the City of Seattle, King County, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Snohomish County, Bothell and the Kenmore Governance Committee, which later became the City of Kenmore. The primary focus was to develop recommendations for the subarea for the first Six Year Plan for Metro. Recommendations were developed by consensus, and the Forum was effective in providing input to the first Six Year Plan. In addition, the Forum endorsed the RTA’s Final Plan, “Sound Move,” and provided joint recommendations to King County Executive Gary Locke concerning 1997 and 1998 transit service priorities.

By 2001, participation in the Forum waned, and only a few elected officials attended meetings. As a result, invitations to participate in the Forum were extended to other cities in east King County and south Snohomish County to address cross-county and King County issues. Woodinville, Mountlake Terrace, and Edmonds responded and became members of the Forum. Recommendations from the group continued to be developed by consensus.


Hybrid meeting via Zoom

Date: 1st Friday of the Month
Time: 7:30 am to 9 am

Shoreline City Hall (Room 440)
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

For early morning access, enter through doors in the rear of the building. Parking is available and is accessed off Midvale Ave, just north of City Hall.

The RapidRide E Line serves Shoreline City Hall (175th Street stop). Use Trip Planner to find the best route using public transportation.


To fulfill its mission, SeaShore adopted the following goals in May 1997:

  • Develop and adopt a package of transportation priorities based on land use and cost/benefit plans that improves interjurisdictional mobility, freight and goods movement, safety, and addresses peak hour congestion.
  • Jointly implement adopted priorities through leadership education and advocacy and public involvement within communities, cities and counties of the region.
  • Adopt and implement a strategy for increasing funding for multimodal transportation improvements and programs.

Members (2024)

Position District Member(s)
Co-Chair Lake Forest Park Councilmember Larry Goldman
Co-Chair Shoreline Councilmember Eben Pobee
Voting Member Lake Forest Park Mayor Tom French
Voting Member Seattle Councilmember Rob Saka
Voting Member Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell
Voting Member Shoreline Councilmember John Ramsdell
Voting Member King County Executive Dow Constantine
Voting Member King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski
Limited-voting member Snohomish County Kelly Snyder
Non-voting member Edmonds Councilmember Susan Paine
Non-voting member Kenmore Deputy Mayor Melanie O'Cain
Non-voting Member Kenmore Councilmember Nathan Loutsis
Non-voting Member Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright
Non-voting Member Mountlake Terrace Councilmember Erin Murray
Non-voting Member Woodinville Deputy Mayor Randolph