Not to be confused with Bellevue’s Transportation Facilities Plan, or Seattle’s TMP, Bellevue is gathering initial input for its Transit Master Plan process. Their first step is to get ideas from this survey, open to anyone who spends time in Bellevue, transit user or not. You might win a gift certificate to one of Bellevue’s fine restaurants.
Critical issues to be addressed include:
- Identifying the city’s most important transit corridors that carry high ridership today, as well as potential new ridership markets that will emerge as Bellevue grows in jobs and new residents;
- Integrating transit capital facilities and services with walking and biking infrastructure, and using transit to make great places;
- Enhancing bus transit performance through roadway investments such as traffic signal priority; and
- Coordinating with Metro and Sound Transit to create a seamless, fully integrated, and user friendly network of transit services.
This is a good opportunity for me to bring up potential improvements around Bellevue College, a smallish capital project with huge payoffs in bus efficiency.