Editor’s Note: This post was updated on Oct. 4, 2016, to extend the deadline for comment on alternative service concepts for Kirkland and South Kenmore to Oct. 12.
Last spring, Metro’s Alternative Services program began working with the communities of Kirkland and south Kenmore to identify transit gaps created in September 2014 when Metro deleted two routes that served these areas. A stakeholder working group helped us prioritize transportation needs that might be met by innovative, custom mobility services.
Here are some options we’re presenting to Kirkland and south Kenmore for consideration:
- Community van: Metro provides vans for local prescheduled group trips that are arranged by a Community Transportation Coordinator and driven by volunteer drivers.
- SchoolPool is a free and secure ridematch program that connects parents of children attending the same school who want to carpool, bike, or walk together.
- TripPool is a “first-mile connection” for commuters. It provides real-time ridesharing that connects members—both drivers and riders—to transit.
Now we’d like to hear from people who live, work, go to school, and play in Kirkland and south Kenmore. Will these ideas meet your community’s transportation needs? Would you be interested in trying them?
- Tell us what you think – take an online survey by Oct. 12
- Learn more about this project – visit the project website
Questions? Contact DeAnna Martin, 206-477-3835