There has been quite a bit of discussion about bus service changes when light rail comes on board. It would be great to have a discussion about this and fill out our surveys as a neighborhood! I’ve contacted Metro and they are sending me about 50 surveys (in multiple languages) to hand out at the Pancake Breakfast THIS Saturday at El Centro – 9:30AM.
A bus service and light rail discussion will go hand-in-hand at our forum on creating a town center, because you can not create a “town center” without adequate access by ALL modes. We have an amazing opportunity with the light rail to be more connected to southend neighborhoods and downtown, but bus service is still crucial for local trips.
The current Metro plans include a potential crosstown route that will connect the Hill with West Seattle, possible changes to the 38 to eliminate redundant service once the light rail opens, and more.
King County Metro is conducting a survey concerning potential changes to a number of routes that service Beacon Hill and the surrounding area. Service changes are being considered for many routes, including the 36. Potential cancellation is being considered for routes 7X, 32, 34, 35, 38, 39, 42, 42X, 126, 194, and 195.
Take the survey online or mail in the printed form if you received one. Completed questionnaires are due by Nov. 6, 2008.
Thanks to Willie Weir for bringing this up on the list.