Listening and learning
This spring Metro is holding conversations with community organizations, bus riders, and residents of southeast Seattle about transit options in their community. Our goal is to learn about ways to make transit easier and more inviting to use. At every conversation, we ask people to tell us which transit options they use, why they use them, and how these services can be improved. We leave every conversation with a better understanding of how people travel around their community.
Once we get through the initial listening phase of this project, we’ll be sharing everything we heard and working with the community and our partners at Sound Transit and the City of Seattle to find things we can do this year and next to improve people’s experiences using transit. We also expect that we’ll hear bigger ideas that may take more time or community resources to implement. We’ll be sure to capture these ideas and map out a long-term plan for accomplishing them.
We invite you to partner with us to improve transit in your community. Right now you can share your ideas in our survey, post your thoughts and photos to our Facebook page, or volunteer to attend a community conversation on May 17 from 6-7:30 pm (meeting location in southeast Seattle TBD). We have 15 spots available for the conversation and will be randomly selecting attendees from a list of people who email firstname.lastname@example.org (email deadline is May 14) and say they’re interested in being a part of the conversation.
In the future we may invite you to join us in cleaning up a bus shelter, improving ways to get ORCA cards, or getting trained to help community members take advantage of transportation resources available to them… the ideas are endless! The important part is that your voice is heard and you have an opportunity to shape improvements to transit service in your community.