Are you interested in transportation issues affecting West Seattle? Is your commute taking longer than it used to?
A move is afoot to form a West Seattle Transit Coalition (WSTC) to fight further cuts to Metro transit service and to restore previously cut service. GSNC is interested and generally supportive of this effort, but needs one or two people to take the lead in attending WSTC meetings on behalf of GSNC and reporting back to our board and members (our board members are already maxed out with other issues ).
For more information on the WSTC’s efforts to keep traffic into and out of West Seattle moving in light of past and future transit cuts, Viaduct removal, and increasing density in West Seattle, please visit the West Seattle Blog’s coverage of this issue. In addition, please mark your calendar for the date of the first meeting on Tuesday, September 24th from 6:30 pm-9 pm (open-ended if needed) at the High Point Neighborhood House (http://www.nhwa.org/high-point/) at 6400 Sylvan Way SW. This meeting is open to everyone.
The WSTC is also asking whether we have any current data in the following areas, so if you have any of the following information, please share it with GSNC and WSTC: “Economic impacts of the Viaduct coming down (for Seattle and West Seattle)? Current bus routes? Current travel times? Projections? Anything that can give us concrete facts to back up the passions.”
We invite you to submit your information by sending us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and also by sending it to Amanda Kay Helmick, Chair of the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights Community Council (and WSTC organizer) at email@example.com. Comments may also be left below at “Leave a Reply.”