The future of Metro Transit in the Valley; Discuss plan at Fall City, Duvall meetings

The Snoqualmie Valley is the first of several rural areas where Metro is shaping future bus service as part of the County's newly adopted Transit Alternative Services Plan.

Two community meetings are planned for residents who want to improve public transit in the Valley.

The first meeting is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Cherry Valley Elementary School, 26701 Cherry Valley Road, Duvall.

The second meeting is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Fall City Elementary School, 33314 SE 42nd Street, Fall City.

The meetings, which will include an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Metro staff, will help shape future transportation services in the valley. People are also invited to provide feedback about their travel needs via an online survey.

The Alternative Services plan establishes a framework for how fixed-route bus service – along with potential alternatives to this costly service - might look like in less populated areas of the county as Metro looks for ways to get the most out of every available transit dollar. In addition to operating regularly scheduled bus service, Metro provides alternative services such as community vans, dial-a-ride transit, and ridesharing options. Other potential alternatives might include products such as community-access transportation, flexible transit services or shared taxis.

For more information about the Alternative Services Plan and upcoming meetings, visit Metro's "Have a Say" website, or call (206) 684-1162.


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