Photo courtesy Ned Ahrens, KCDOT

We have been reading various neighborhood blogs and noticing questions about Metro’s public involvement process and how public input will be used.

In November and early December, Metro encourages you to provide input by:

  1. Learning about Metro’s suggested service improvement concepts online or at a meeting or information table where you can speak directly with Metro staff members.
  2. Completing an online survey or requesting a hard copy survey be mailed to you.
  3. Emailing or calling (206) 263-9768 with your comments, questions, or concerns.

During December and early January, Metro will review all of the feedback received and make adjustments to its suggestions based on your input. At the end of January and throughout February, Metro will share a revised set of proposed changes online and at meetings and information tables. We will encourage you to share your feedback once again through an online or paper survey or directly with staff at a meeting or information table.

In April, the King County Executive will present a service change proposal to the King County Council. The Council will hear public comments before making a final decision in May. This will be the public’s final opportunity to weigh in on the proposed changes before they are implemented in September 2012.

Metro is always interested in hearing your input about bus service and working with the public to create a cost-effective transit system that serves you, so please visit us online to stay informed of other opportunities to “have a say.”