The Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee III (CTAC III) has an online survey that you should take. CTAC III is a committee that has been flying a bit under the radar but is very important for any future Bridging the Gap type proposal;

Resolution Number 31240 states the City’s intent to convene a Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) III to advise the Mayor and City Council on transportation funding alternatives and priorities. The 14-member CTAC III will be appointed by the Mayor and Council and will recommend new approaches for funding improvements to Seattle’s transportation system. Guidance from the city’s engaged stakeholder communities will help develop the framework and shared vision necessary to address the city’s commitment to affordable, safe and efficient movement for persons, goods and services.

The first task of CTAC III is to develop a proposed project list and spending plan for anticipated revenues generated by the $20 annual vehicle license fee (VLF) through the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD).

The second task of the CTAC III will be to undertake a full review of the city’s transportation funding system and evaluate and examine the potential for a ballot measure asking Seattle voters to fund additional transportation projects.

H/T Natalie Wiley

12 Replies to “CTAC III Online Survey”

  1. If wants inspiration, this is what I put for the “What should we prioritize” question:

    We should prioritize the following things:

    * Maintain, extend and improve the trolleybus network and improve the frequency on most of its routes. Add overtaking wire in Belltown and in Queen Anne (1st & Mercer) to allow trolleybuses to pass.
    * Routes 48, 11 and 8 (in that order) should be electrified. About a third of the wire necessary to electrify the 48 is already present and it is the single highest ridership route in King County.
    * Eliminate the partial dieselization ofroute 36. Metro should buy enough trolleybuses to run this route all-electric all day.
    * Metro should restructure Ranier valley service to provide better transfer options to Link. One such plan is outlined at the following URL:
    * Metro and Sound Transit should consider the use of double decker buses on routes currently using 60′ diesel coaches. Community Transit is leading the way in this; apparently these buses are cheaper to run and take up less road space.
    * Once the First Hill streetcar is built Metro should move route 9 to 12th Ave to satisfy that growing neighborhood’s need for transit.
    * The Aloha extension to the First Hill Streetcar should be a top capital project priority. This will allow route 49 to be eliminated after University Link enters service and those hours used to improve service frequency elsewhere on Capitol Hill.
    * The city should consider an urban gondola network to provide low-cost transit up and between some of our largest and steepest hills. There is a blog post on this subject here:
    * The rest of the Seattle streetcar network should be built out as quickly as fiscal prudence permits, starting with the Central Line. If Belltown’s population grows at the rate the city is hoping, the trolleybus routes through this part of the city will not be able to keep up. You can only put so many trolleybuses on one piece of wire before they just start traveling around in gaggles, and we’re not far off that point now.
    * The city should NOT attempt to build light rail to West Seattle or Ballard on it own dime. The ridership doesn’t justify it, given the considerable engineering difficulty and expense of such a route. Better to wait until we can do it right, rather than get it wrong in a hurry.

      1. Because they asked. Metro takes input from cities when it revises service in an area, and if we can get Seattle to push for the things we want, we raise our chance of getting them.

      2. Okay. Then my only real comment is that I believe either Metro or the city already promised some sort of bus service for the 12th Ave area to get them to shut up about the First Hill Streetcar.

      3. I read that Metro promised continued service on 15th Ave because people were afraid of losing the 10 to of Link and the streetcar.

        I don’t know if 12th have an ironclad promise, but I mention the 9 in particular as that bus fills an important gap in Link service, namely fast rides between the north end of the RV and Fist Hill. I’ve seen other ideas online such as rerouting the 43 down 12th which I think would be far inferior.

        Consider this: someone in the U-District going to First Hill is better off taking Link + the FHSC + walking two blocks to 12th; the 43 on 12th would merely be providing inferior and redundant service. The 9 fills a gap between Ranier & Genesee and First Hill where Link bends away to server Pioneer Square and Downtown.

    1. There needs to be some bus between Aloha and the U-district. Three are riders at Roanoke and Miller. My suggestion is to reinstate the 9 local from UW to Rainier Beach. That can go on either Broadway or 12th. My inclination is to leave it on Broadway where the trolley wires already are, and put the 60 on 12th.

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