Get In The Know: Current Projects Alternative Service Delivery — First Project
Designing transportation services for the Snoqualmie Valley
Our goal is to get more people where they want to go by making better use of our resources.
In addition to operating bus service, Metro provides alternative transportation services such as community vans, dial-a-ride transit, and ridesharing options. Alternative services can be tailored to fit community needs, so they can be more effective than fixed-route bus service and cost less.
Bus routes that serve the Snoqualmie Valley cover a large, mostly rural area and don’t carry many riders. Some of the resources used for this bus service may be better invested in alternatives that could provide more direct service to more people.
Metro held a first round of public outreach in October and November 2012. This gave us a better understanding of the community’s transportation needs, allowing us to create a proposal to redesign Metro service in the area. We held a second round of public outreach in February, including community meetings in Duvall and Fall City, and got feedback on our proposed changes to existing Metro service and on potential new transportation options in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Our goal is to complete this project according to the following timeline:
- October 2012 to February 2013—Metro engages the community and stakeholders in designing transportation services for the Snoqualmie Valley
- March 2013—Metro recommends transportation service changes to the King County Council
- April/May 2013—King County Council reviews and adopts transportation service changes for the Snoqualmie Valley
- September 2013—Metro makes changes to transportation service
Learn more about Metro’s Alternative Service Delivery project »
Public hearing on April 30
The King County Council’s Transportation Economy and Environment Committee will take public testimony on these changes:
Open house—3:30 p.m.
King County Council Chambers, 10th Floor
516 Third Avenue, Seattle
Testimony may also be submitted via an online form.