Thursday: Metro hosting community meeting about linking buses to light rail in NE Seattle

Starting in 2016, Sound Transit’s Link light rail will connect the the University District with downtown Seattle, Rainier Valley, and Sea-Tac Airport.  Last month, the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association board sent a letter to Metro asking them to consider creating a bus connection from our community to the new light rail station at Husky Stadium once it opens.  Most Ravenna-Bryant neighbors plan to use light rail when the Roosevelt Station opens – 63% of Bryant neighbors and 82% of Ravenna neighbors — according to a survey RBCA conducted in 2013.

Metro is now seeking public input about improving connections between buses and light rail in NE Seattle.  Metro and Sound Transit are thinking about ways to connect the new light rail service with buses to make an efficient network of service. Some buses will connect with new Link stations to make it easy for riders to transfer between buses and light rail. Other changes will restructure service with the goal of creating a faster, more reliable, and easy-to-use transit network.

Join the conversation and tell Metro how you use bus service today, what works well, and what you’d like to see change. Your input will help shape the future of transit in our area.

To provide input, attend a community meeting this week!

Link Connections: Community Conversation

Thursday, November 13

6-8:00 p.m.

Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center

If you cannot attend, you can participate by visiting Metro’s website.  There you can:
• Fill out a survey by November 30
• Find an outreach event
• Apply to serve on a sounding board – applications are due by November 30
• Join the conversation on Metro’s blog, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram – #Bus2Link

See to learn more.