I understand photos will show up in the Flickr pool shortly, but the meet-up last night exceeded our expectations.
Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl, along with media relations specialist Geoff Patrick, showed up early on. Ms. Earl gave a short talk and then answered some questions from the crowd before she caught her Sounder train home.
After the group dined on a surprisingly delicious dinner from our host, the Ocean City restaurant, King County Councilmember Larry Phillips, who’s also a member of the Sound Transit board and a candidate for King County Executive, also shared his thoughts and then answered questions for 45 minutes (!).
I’d like to thank the restaurant, our extremely gracious speakers, and our guests, who kept their questions intelligent and civil. It wouldn’t have been nearly as great of a night had about 25 of our readers not trudged to the International District on a Wednesday night.
Some of the things we learned are going to dribble out over the next week or so as posts, but I think we’ve energized Larry Phillips to look into the asymmetry between Metro’s policies for cutting and adding bus service. If nothing else, I think that makes the evening a success.