King County councilwomen host Eastside transit forum

February 1, 2011

By Staff

The future of mass transit on the Eastside is the topic at a Feb. 8 forum hosted by King County councilwomen Kathy Lambert and Jane Hague.

The focus of the meeting is a recent report from the Regional Transit Task Force about potential impacts to the Eastside. The report represents a possible roadmap for future King County Metro Transit bus service.

The forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St.

The task force recommended for Metro Transit to tie bus service to productivity, connections to job markets and demand for transit — instead of adding or reducing service based on geographic formulas.

Issaquah Councilman Fred Butler, a longtime expert on regional transit issues, served as a member of the 28-member task force.

Lambert is the Issaquah representative on the King County Council. Hague represents Bellevue, Kirkland and Mercer Island.

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