(WSB photo from first week of RapidRide last October)
Three and a half months after Metro launched RapidRide C Line to and from West Seattle and “restructured” most of the rest of the bus system in West Seattle, it’s gone public with results of a rider survey. Metro says 499 people took the survey online, and about 200 people talked with their reps in person. An overview is up now on their Metro Matters site, and the detailed official summary is here. From the overview:
Riders told us they want us to focus on three key things:
*Make buses show up on time.
*Get more and sustainable funding to expand or increase service.
The good news is that we want what you want: excellent and reliable transit service. But some things are within Metro’s control and some aren’t, and we have to balance the need to be cost-effective with the need to serve the most riders, including those who most need public transit.
No promises are made in either document. But on page 5 of the full summary, Metro does reiterate the recent announcement that it will have a printed schedule for “most of” RapidRide next month.