TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; answered Sound Transit survey yet?

(East-facing camera on the West Seattle Bridge; see other cams on the WSB Traffic page)
We start off this morning with two encore notes from Monday. First: One more reminder that the West Seattle Water Taxi‘s winter schedule is now in effect, until early April. Second: Sound Transit is officially asking you where its service might expand after “current voter-approved projects are complete in 2023.” This online survey includes questions about a possible light-rail extension to West Seattle and about your priorities in general – it’ll be open for a month, but why wait?

P.S. Looking way ahead to the weekend – early Sunday, it’s time-change time.

10 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; answered Sound Transit survey yet?"

  • AIDM October 29, 2013 (9:16 am)

    I just took 5 minutes to respond to this survey. About 3/4 of the way through, the survey shows a map of future transit service and West Seattle is HORRIBLY under represented.

    Given the population of West Seattle in comparison to other neighborhoods, this is not an acceptable option. Please take a moment to answer this survey and ask for West Seattle light rail service!

  • birdgeek October 29, 2013 (10:04 am)

    I just clicked through the survey as well. Painless. Done. How amazing would light rail be for West Seattle? WOW. Please lend your voice (or, ah, er, clicks)!

  • Joe Szilagyi October 29, 2013 (11:57 am)

    For those concerned about the future of transportation in our underserved West Seattle, a reminder:
    We’re also on Facebook:

  • West Seattle since 1979 October 29, 2013 (1:24 pm)

    Tracy, thank you for providing a link to the survey and making us aware of it!

  • heather October 29, 2013 (1:51 pm)

    I filled it out and was also shocked by the under representation for WS…I also forwarded it as per WS Transit Coalitions request. I also made mention of the number of planned, approved and current housing being constructed here…as a grounds for light rail.

    • WSB October 29, 2013 (2:08 pm)

      Re: Heather’s mention of # of housing units – please note that the number cited by the Seattle Times in its recent West Seattle profile was LOW. I’m working on the development map update (finally) … don’t know where they got their count but it was higher than that months ago. More than 2,000, certainly.

  • Chris W. October 29, 2013 (2:57 pm)

    I referenced the increasing density and the demise of the viaduct as reasons we need more service, including a light rail option.

  • Enough October 29, 2013 (5:53 pm)

    Westbound br backed up from I 5. Any ideas?

    • WSB October 29, 2013 (5:55 pm)

      Enough – I’m not sure what’s going on out there. We are running an errand downtown right now and 99 northbound was tremendously slow at a time when it shouldn’t have been.

  • voter October 29, 2013 (7:40 pm)

    I too cited demise of the viaduct (no downtown exits) and the fact that we have become a high density island on a hill. Look at all the usual and not so usual solutions for us. There was a reason so many of us wanted the monorail. And yes, I still feel the politicians gave us the shaft when they killed the project without giving us options. Rapid Ride is not enough. The suburbs get heavily subsidized with park and rides, comfort buses, etc. Commuters get heavily subsidized to live one or more zones away yet we all get charged the same fee for the bus pass. I want commute transit benefit equity for those living in the city/high density areas since I pay more of the taxes for transit compared to those that live out of the taxed area.

    McGinn? Murry? Any comment you can make on this?

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