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Save the Dates: Help Shape the Future of Transit in Seattle

Your RVP is proud to announce our newest sponsor – the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

SDOT is planning several upcoming open house events throughout Seattle to present the City’s recently released Transit Master Plan (TMP) – a 20-year vision for transit in Seattle – and solicit citizen feedback:

Come to an open house to learn more about the TMP, talk to SDOT staff, and share your ideas about the future of transit in Seattle.

The Transit Master Plan will be an extensive update to the 2005 Seattle Transit Plan, which identified key corridors linking urban villages and established performance standards for transit service. The TMP will expand on that work and include evaluation of rail modes, rapid bus services, station design, and capital infrastructure.

The Transit Master Plan will address many critical issues:

  • Identifying the city’s most important transit corridors that carry high ridership today, as well as potential new ridership markets that will emerge as Seattle grows in jobs and new residents
  • Assigning transit modes—such as bus rapid transit, light rail, or street car—that would work best on those corridors
  • Integrating transit capital facilities and services with walking and biking infrastructure, and using transit to make great places
  • Enhancing bus transit performance through roadway investments such as bus bulbs and traffic signal priority
  • Coordinating with Metro and Sound Transit to create a seamless, fully integrated, and user friendly network of transit services

TMP open house dates and locations:

  • 10/18: Seattle Vocational Institute (2120 S. Jackson St.)
  • 10/25: Aljoya at Thornton Creek (450 NE 100th St.)
  • 10/26: West Seattle Eagles Hall (4426 California Ave. SW)
  • 11/15: Ballard High School (1418 NW 65th St.)
  • 11/17: New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave S.)

Each meeting will run from 6 to 8 pm and cover the same information.

For more information, contact SDOT Transportation Planner Allison Schwartz (206.386.4654/allison.schwartz@seattle.gov).