Happening Now: Sound Transit and Metro Integration Meeting

Westlake station in the evening by Oran Viriyincy on Flickr.

Local elects are meeting right now at University of Washington Station to talk about a new approach to integrated transit services throughout the Puget Sound. Aleks gave us an update on King County Executive Dow Constantine’s plan back in June. Constantine called for better ways to rationalize and align service between Metro and Sound Transit. But as we see from today’s meeting, the breadth of the approach is far greater than that. Follow Will Green’s tweets for updates of the meeting.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.

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I’m really pleased when leadership sets the expectation of cooperation rather than protecting turf – which is the natural human tendency. Kudos to Executive Constantine for setting such an example. Our region is going to greatly benefit from this cooperation in the form of harmonized transfers and routes that are less duplicative and more frequent and connective. And they might even save some money in the process.

Stephen Fesler

It’s definitely a huge step in the right direction. Lots of work to be done to better integrate and reorganise the whole regional network from KCM, KCF, SDOT, ST, ET, CT, PT, KT, and IT. I dream for this: http://seattletransitblog.com/2013/05/03/triangle-transit-third-way/