Public invited to help put the finishing touches on routes and stops for new Regional Express bus service

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In less than eight months Sound Transit's Regional Express will launch eight new limited-stop regional bus routes. It's time to decide on specific routes and stops and the public is encouraged to help with the final design. The region's five transit agencies - Sound Transit, King Co. Metro, Pierce Transit, Community Transit and Everett Transit - are hosting numerous opportunities for people to learn about the options and tradeoffs, and to share their ideas and opinions. Informal "drop-in" meetings have been scheduled in several communities, and transit staff will be in a number of shopping malls to offer information and answer questions. 

Everett:
Tues., Feb. 9, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Wall Street Bldg., Public hearing room
2930 Wetmore Ave., Everett
Edmonds:
Tues., Feb. 9, 6 - 8 p.m.
 Edmonds Community College
 Snohomish Bldg., Cascade Room
20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood
Downtown Seattle:
Wed., Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Downtown Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle
SeaTac:
 Wed., Feb. 10m 5:30 - 8 p.m.
 SeaTac City Hall, Council Chambers
 17900 International Blvd., SeaTac
West Seattle:
Thurs., Feb. 11, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
West Seattle Senior Center
4217 S.W. Oregon St., Seattle
Bellevue:
Thurs., Feb. 11, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Bellevue First Congregational Church
752 108th Ave., Bellevue
Federal Way:
Tues., Feb. 16, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Federal Way 320th St. Library
848 S. 320th St., Federal Way
Bothell/Woodinville:
 Thurs., Feb. 18, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
 Seattle Times Publishing
 19200 120th Ave. N.E., Bothell
Tacoma/Lakewood:
Tues., Feb. 23, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Pierce Transit Training Center
6132 Motor Ave., Lakewood
Mall tables:
 Feb. 13: Alderwood Mall, 2 - 4 p.m. 
 Feb. 20: Everett Mall, 2 - 4 p.m.
 Feb. 27: Tacoma Mall, 1 - 3 p.m.

Flyers with information on the various routes and issues will be distributed at the meetings and at the malls, and may also be obtained through any of the participating transit agencies. A questionnaire is enclosed so that people may send in their comments. The flyers and questionnaires may also be found on-line at Sound Transit's website: www.soundtransit.org

The flyers and questionnaires are also available on-line through King Co. Metro:
North and Eastside information: http://transit.metrokc.gov/bus/bulletins/regional/eastnorth1999.html
S. King and Pierce Co. information:  http://transit.metrokc.gov/bus/bulletins/regional/south1999.html

Routes under discussion:

  • Everett/Lynnwood/Seattle (Route B)
  • South Everett/Bellevue (Route C)
  • Lynnwood/Bellevue (Route D)
  • Bellevue/Seattle (Route G1, replacing current Metro 226)
  • Federal Way/Bellevue (Route J)
  • SeaTac/West Seattle/Seattle (Route M)
  • Lakewood/Tacoma/SeaTac (Route N)
  • Tacoma/Seattle Express (Route O)/Lakewood/Seattle Express (Route P)


The Sound Transit Board will decide on the final routing for Regional Express this spring so that service can be implemented in September.


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