The success of the original Regional Transit Task Force was due in part to collaboration by King County, partner cities, regional decision makers, and diverse stakeholders. The Service Guidelines Task Force will use this same approach to develop recommendations for further improving the regional transit system planning.
The Task Force includes 31 executive-level representatives of a variety of organizations and constituencies across King County. Members are not necessarily transit experts, but are familiar with how the transportation system affects quality of life and with transit’s relationship to land use and mobility.
Membership includes a mix of elected officials representing jurisdictions across King County and representatives of business, labor, major institutions, human and social services, large employers, environmental groups, King County’s Transit Advisory Commission, mobility advocates, and the Puget Sound Regional Council.
List of members
|Paul Bachtel||Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587|
|Nancy Backus||City of Auburn|
|Amy Biggs||Snoqualmie Valley Transit|
|Vic Bishop||Eastside Transportation Association|
|Josh Brown||Puget Sound Regional Council|
|Tim Burgess||City of Seattle|
|Fred Butler||City of Issaquah|
|John Chelminiak||City of Bellevue|
|Suzette Cooke||City of Kent|
|Dorene Cornwell||Mobility Advocate|
|Lauren Craig||Puget Sound Sage|
|Chris Eggen||City of Shoreline|
|Mahnaz K. Eshetu||Refugee Women’s Alliance|
|Jim Ferrell||City of Federal Way|
|George Frasier||Green River College|
|David Freiboth||King County Labor Council|
|Patrick Green||Bellevue College|
|Josh Kavanagh||University of Washington|
|Matt Koltnow||Transit Advisory Commission|
|Scott Kubly||Seattle Department of Transportation|
|Matt Larson||City of Snoqualmie|
|John Marchione||City of Redmond|
|Gordon McHenry||Solid Ground|
|Shefali Ranganathan||Transportation Choices Coalition|
|Tom Rasmussen||City of Seattle|
|Carla Saulter||Transit rider|
|Jon Scholes||Downtown Seattle Association|
|Edna Shim||Children’s Hospital|
Ex officio members
- Kevin Desmond, General Manager, King County Metro Transit
- Mike Harbour, Acting CEO, Sound Transit
Report and Recommendations
The Service Guidelines Task Force transmitted its report and recommendations to the King County Council and County Executive on Nov 2, 2015.
Task Force recommendations have been incorporated into updates to Metro's Strategic Plan for Public Transportation and Service Guidelines. The King County Council passed the updates in June 2016. Metro will continue its work to achieve the goals outlined in the plan.