You don’t need to be a public transit expert to help Sound Transit plan regional high capacity transit in Puget Sound!
Our region’s population is projected to increase by more than 30 percent by 2040, significantly worsening traffic and increasing demand for congestion-free transit services. To prepare for the future, Sound Transit is updating its Long-Range Plan for mass transit services in the Central Puget Sound region. Updating the Long-Range Plan will identify public priorities for future services and destinations after currently funded projects are completed in 2023. The Sound Transit Board of Directors will use the updated plan to shape future transit expansion ballot measures for submission to the region’s voters.
This questionnaire is an easy way to provide input. The Long-Range Plan Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) is available for public review through July 28. You can comment on this document by submitting comments in writing by email or mail and/or attending one of several public hearing/open houses. All details for comment methods, as well as the full process and Draft SEIS are available here.
All of the questions included in this non-scientific survey are optional. Results will be tabulated and presented to the Sound Transit Board of Directors and the project team as feedback during policy deliberations, and included in the Final SEIS. This is an anonymous survey. Please complete it by July 28, 2014.
2. Sound Transit operates in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, and divides service and project delivery into five subareas. Please look at the map below, and indicate which subarea you live in.
Planning for Mass Transit
Existing Long-Range Plan, a.k.a. "Current Plan"
9. The Sound Transit Board of Directors last adopted a Long-Range Plan in 2005 [See map below]. Many of these corridors are already in place today, or being planned and constructed (as seen in gray). Some are still in the Long-Range Plan, but have yet to be funded. Please select up to three (3) corridors
that are most important to you as priority within the existing Long-Range Plan that have not yet been funded.
Light Rail/High Capacity Transit/Commuter Rail Potential Plan Modifications
10. Sound Transit received public input in fall 2013 that suggested potential modifications to the plan, specific to light rail/high capacity transit/commuter rail. Please select up to three (3) priority corridors
you recommend for adoption into the Long-Range Plan as light rail/high capacity transit/commuter rail. [See map below]
Express Bus/Bus Rapid Transit Potential Plan Modifications
11. Sound Transit received public input in fall 2013 that suggested potential modifications to the plan, specific to express bus/bus rapid transit. Please select up to three (3) priority corridors
you recommend for adoption into the Long-Range Plan as express bus/bus rapid transit. [See map below]
12. Now let’s look at specific corridors. Tell us your priority of rail and other high-capacity transit services for the corridors listed below. These corridors were identified by the Sound Transit Board for planning studies. Use a scale from 1 to 7, where 1 means that area is a very low priority and 7 means it is a very high priority.
1. Between Downtown Seattle and Ballard
2. Between Downtown Seattle and West Seattle
3. Between Ballard and the U-District
4. Between the U-District and Kirkland via SR 520
5. Between Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville and Bothell
6. Between Redmond's Overlake and downtown areas
7. Between Renton and Tukwila's light rail station
8. Between Burien and Tukwila's light rail station
9. Between the Kent and Des Moines area and Federal Way
10. Between Bellevue and Issaquah
11. Between Bellevue and Renton
12. Between Lynnwood and Everett
13. Between Federal Way and Tacoma
Please tell us a little bit more about yourself so that we can understand audiences we have reached through this engagement process; a reminder that the following questions are all optional:
21. What category best describes your annual household income?