Stakeholders meet in Kent, WA on February 29, 2012

King County Metro Transit is developing a five-year plan for alternative service delivery. Our new Strategic Plan for Public Transportation and two King County ordinances (17143 and 17169) require us to find alternative service options in areas of the county where regular fixed-route bus service is not cost-effective.

We’ll present this five-year plan to the King County Council in June. Over the next two weeks, we are inviting you to help shape this plan.

Alternative services are scaled to the market served, and might include options such as community vans or dial-a-ride transit. In the first few years of the plan, Metro expects to sponsor two or three demonstration projects in areas where fixed-route service is not cost-effective.

We invite you to learn more at Metro’s Have a Say website and take our online survey to tell us what you think. The comment period ends May 11, 2012.