Go beyond the daily discussion – which we’ll resume tomorrow with the new daily traffic/transit update – at two events this week:
SUSTAINABLE WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION FORUM TOMORROW NIGHT: How we get around both on and off the peninsula – and to/from – has long been a hot topic, and these past two weeks, since Metro debuted RapidRide C Line and made other changes, transit has been at the top of the discussion list. In case you have missed previous mentions, here’s another reminder that you are invited to hear directly from county and city reps – and to ask questions! – during this month’s Sustainable West Seattle Community Forum, 7 pm Monday at the Senior Center of West Seattle in The Junction. Here’s the latest version of the panel, from SWS’s website:
Seattle Council Transportation Chair Tom Rasmussen
King County Exec. Transportation Advisor Chris Arkills
Metro Director of Service Development Victor Obeso
Seattle Transit Blog Editor-in-Chief Martin Duke
Director of Seattle Department of Transportation Peter Hahn
See you there.
WEST SEATTLE ROTARY TALKS TRANSPORTATION: Here’s the announcement for Tuesday’s lunch meeting, just out of the WSB inbox:
Members of the Rotary club of West Seattle gather on Tuesdays for lunch at Salty’s on Alki for fellowship and to learn more about our community, and the world. This week (October 16) we are excited to have Mike Lindblom, Seattle Times transportation reporter. This is an “encore” presentation. Mike made a presentation to our club in August of 2011 on Seattle transportation projects and their impact on West Seattle. Mike is a West Seattle resident and has covered a wide variety of projects including the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the Seattle Monorail Project. Please join us Tuesday 12:00-1:30 for lunch and an interesting speaker.
If you’ve been reading/participating in WSB coverage of the bus changes and/or reading the Times, you know Mike has been covering it closely, and bringing detailed information to discussions (plus Twitter coverage). You don’t have to be a Rotary member to attend.