Metro and Sound Transit want to hear from customers on a proposed new parking option at regional park-and-rides, many of which are full or nearly full by early morning as demand for transit grows.

The two agencies seek public feedback on a parking permit system for customers who want to pay for reserved spaces at some park-and-ride facilities. Permit parking is already available for carpoolers who drive together to select park-and-rides. This proposal would expand that program to offer permits to solo drivers as well. Drivers without permits would still be able to use park-and-rides on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Starting this week, the public can comment via this online survey or by attending one of several neighborhood drop-in sessions. Public input is essential as Metro and Sound Transit consider locations for permit parking and potential pricing options.

Metro and Sound Transit are collaborating on this outreach effort to improve customer experience, develop a shared understanding of customer needs and priorities, and support coordinated development of parking management strategies.

How your feedback will be used

Feedback collected through this outreach effort will be reported to the King County Council, the King County Executive and the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Metro leadership will use this feedback as it considers future parking management strategies at Metro.

Learn more about solo driver permit parking and share your comments via this online survey by March 31 or by attending a neighborhood drop-in session near you.

Drop-in sessions

Burien Library

400 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166

Thursday, March 8

5-7 p.m.


Edmonds Library

650 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Thursday, March 15

5 -7 p.m.


Northgate Library

10548 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Sunday, March 18

1 -3:30 p.m.


Renton Library

100 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 98057

Wednesday, March 21

5 -7 p.m.


Puyallup Library

324 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371

Tuesday, March 27

5 -7 p.m.


Union Station

401 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104

Wednesday, March 28

5 – 7 p.m.


Kirkland Library

308 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033

Saturday, March 31

2-4:30 p.m.