Courtesy Ned Ahrens, King County

Metro is wrapping up its first phase of public outreach for the September 2012 system improvements at the end of this week, so if you haven’t already, please take a few moments to:

  1. Learn about Metro’s suggested system improvement concepts
  2. Complete our online survey
  3. Email or call (206) 263-9768 with your comments, questions, or concerns.

This first phase of public outreach was kicked off in October with a series of community open houses, information tables, and presentations to neighborhood groups. Thanks to all who participated in these outreach efforts so far—more than 3000 people have taken the time to share their feedback. Stay tuned for more detailed reports of what we heard.

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.”