This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

Martin on Seattle Transit Blog posted a priority list and spreadsheet about how Metro is planning to potentially cut service, given the current funding problems.

I love how this group just dives right in and lists 174 (and counting) long comments describing how they’d improve on the experts’ work.  We can do this because we’re all experts – so are you if you ride a bus with some frequency.  I’d be willing to bet that this group can come up with ideas that a room full of transit experts would have never thought of.  Don’t get me wrong – the real experts add value as well, and they’re needed.  But I think the collective knowledge of a large group of people, whatever their expertise, has a great potential to find solutions.

I’m still rolling with creating a build a gondola system in Seattle campaign, and when I get a bit further I plan on using the collective power of the Internet (specifically those on the Internet in the Seattle area who are interested in transit) to come up with some initial routes.

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  1. I’m still rolling with creating a build a gondola system in Seattle campaign, and when I get a bit further I plan on using the collective power of the Internet

    Well some one needs to be the crazy one to get that started. I toyed with that but I really don’t have the time to blog and I’m not entirely sold on the idea anyway.

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