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What should Metro’s system look like in 2001?

To meet Initiative 695 budget restrictions, Metro Transit could be cutting up to a third of its service by mid-2001. (Note: Metro is also making significant cuts in administrative, maintenance and capital budgets.)

Removing this much service means we would need to make very hard choices about what to keep and what to cut. What kind of transit system should we have? What should it do? When should it run?

We need your opinions as we plan possible service cuts. Please fill out the questionnaire and return it to us by Friday, Jan. 28, 2000. The following questions and statements illustrate some possible trade-offs.

1. Weekend service is a high priority, even if it means Metro would provide less service during the week.

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • No opinion

2. Night service after 7 p.m. is a high priority, even if it means Metro would provide less service weekdays or on weekends.

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • No opinion

3. Service that carries many riders is a high priority, even if it means eliminating some service to people who don’t have other options.

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • No opinion

4. Service that helps reduce traffic is a high priority, even if it means eliminating some service to people who don’t have other travel options.

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • No opinion

5. Service used by people who don’t have other options is a high priority, even if it means some service with more riders is cut.

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • No opinion

6. Van service (ACCESS)  for people with disabilities who can't use regular buses, including sparsely populated areas with low ridership on regular buses, is a high priority — even if it means cutting additional high-ridership regular bus service in densely populated areas.

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • No opinion

7. Maintaining service to all areas of the county now covered by Metro is a high priority, even if routes in some areas would run only every hour or two.

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
  • No opinion

8. How often do you ride the bus?

  • 3 or more days a week
  • 1 or 2 days a week
  • Less than once a week
  • Never

9. What bus route do you ride most frequently

10. What is your home ZIP code?

11. What is your ZIP code of the place you go most frequently by bus (e.g., work, school)?

Updated: Dec. 1999