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Share your ideas for future transit service

…in Bellevue, Bothell, Duvall, Finn Hill, Juanita, Kingsgate, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville

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King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit face increased demand for public transportation with limited resources. Making the best possible use of service hours already on the street, and the buses and transit facilities now in place, is an important reason to consider potential changes. We also want to plan ahead for a time when more resources might be available for transit improvements.

In order to gather comments and ideas from riders on how transit service in this area can be improved, Metro and Sound Transit are distributing this newsletter and comment sheet to riders on our transit mailing list, and to those who attend a public workshop or request a comment sheet. A separate mailing with information about the public workshops is being sent to every household in the affected area.

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The comment period is over, thank you for your input.

Fall 2005 public workshops and information tables

Meet with Metro and Sound Transit planners to share your ideas about improving transit service:

Monday, Oct. 24, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Workshop at Kirkland Heritage Hall
203 Market Street (two blocks from the Kirkland Transit Center)
Served by Metro Transit routes 230, 234, 236, 238, 245, 251, 254, and 255 and Sound Transit Route 540

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Workshop at Redmond Regional Library
Rooms 1 and 2
15990 NE 85th Street (three blocks from the Redmond Park-and-Ride)
Served by Metro Transit routes 230, 251, 253, and 254, and Sound Transit routes 540 and 545

Friday, Oct. 28, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Workshop at Bellevue First Congregational Church
752 108th Avenue NE (two blocks from the Bellevue Transit Center)
Served by Metro Transit routes 220, 222, 230, 233, 234, 240, 249, 253, 271, and 921, and Sound Transit routes 530, 535, 550, 560, and 565

Saturday, Oct. 29, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Information table at Crossroads Shopping Center
15600 NE Eighth Street, Bellevue
Served by Metro Transit routes 230, 245, and 253

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Tell us your ideas

…about transit service for Bellevue, Bothell, Duvall, Finn Hill, Juanita, Kingsgate, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville

King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit want your ideas on how bus service could be improved in these areas on the Eastside. We will use your suggestions to develop recommendations for changes to bus service and facilities that could be made in the future, when financial resources become available.

We want to know what you think about:

  • Bus service frequency, routing, and hours of operation on routes that serve the Auburn and Kent stations
  • Ways to make service more efficient
  • Coordination between Metro Transit routes and Sound Transit routes at the Redmond and Overlake transit centers
  • Transit facilities such as benches, shelters, and bus stops

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Metro and Sound Transit planning together

So that our routes work well for our riders, Metro and Sound Transit work together on route planning. Sometimes, the timing of our decision-making is different. For example, this year, Sound Transit is conducting a public outreach in early October for the 2006 Service Implementation Plan.

Meanwhile, Metro and Sound Transit are conducting a public process on the overall Eastside transit route network in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas. If proposals emerge from this collaborative planning process for further public review, Metro would not make changes until September 2006 at the earliest.

If changes are proposed to Sound Transit routes, Sound Transit will amend the 2006 Service Implementation Plan as necessary.

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Other ways to comment

The comment period is over, thank you for your input.

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For this information in alternative formats for people with disabilities, call 206-263-6482 (voice), TTY Relay: 711.

Produced by Community Relations and Communications,
King County Department of Transportation
September 2005

Sept. 29, 2005