Thursday, December 16, 2010

Action Alert: Support Better Transit Service in West Seattle

As you probably know, King County Metro is in the planning stages for West Seattle Rapid Ride.  Rapid Ride C is a cooperative effort by SDOT and Metro to provide fast, frequent, and reliable bus service between West Seattle and Downtown.  The plan is to bring West Seattle new and improved transit service by 2012; for more information on the project click here.

In the past few weeks, a few businesses raised concerns regarding the planed reduction of on street parking  in a couple of areas on the Rapid Ride route. In response to these concerns Metro and SDOT have made significant compromises responding to the needs of local business while still maintaining  fast bus service in the corridor.  They have agreed to cut the lost parking from 30 to 15 spots and have offered to make the bus only lane only applicable Monday through Friday. 

During the implementation of West Seattle Rapid Ride your local elected officials need to hear from YOU. Please use CLICK HERE to send an e-mail to County Council Member Joe McDermott and City Council Member Tom Rasmussen and let them know you support Rapid Ride C, because it will benefit all of West Seattle by drastically improving transit service in our community!
Making your voice heard is EASY! CLICK HERE!

Thank you!

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