I encourage thoughtful readers who live in immediate area of likely U-Link service changes to apply to serve on Metro’s sounding board. I have no idea what changes Metro is planning, but I did serve on the sounding board for Southeast Seattle reorganization in 2008-9 and found it to be a rewarding experience.
In that process, staff presented several service options and asked for feedback about them. Although the sounding board didn’t win every battle, it prevailed in many of these binary choices. Its input reflected the lived experience of the board about the way that people use transit in the area.
If you live on Capitol Hill or near Montlake, and live and breathe the route planning principles that STB staff writers go on about, then obviously I think you’d be a great candidate for the board. Even if you’re not sold on STB’s values, a knowledgable reader familiar with the principles of transit planning, and with vision beyond the specific routes that they ride, would be an asset to the process.