Comments on Sound Transit’s 2017 Service Implementation Plan are due TODAY. Sound Transit staff will then process the comments and submit the service plan to the Board later this month. Send an email to the board firstname.lastname@example.org and to service planning email@example.com now.
For maximum effect we suggest you keep your comments short and sweet. Here are what we consider the most important issues for 2017 service:
- Run ‘inverted peak‘ everyday. Until the new trains arrive in 2019 (we’ll have more later on how we can improve them) Sound Transit currently doesn’t have the fleet to run all 3 car trainsets. However they can run 3 car all day and then have the peak trains be two cars. Sound Transit already does this on special event days, but record setting ridership means they should operate this way everyday.
- Longer peak periods, especially in the morning.
- Later weekend service, including Sundays (Airport). With Link now connecting the two most popular nightlife destinations and serving the University late night service, especially on the weekends is needed. SeaTac/Airport station is currently serving double its projected ridership and it will only grow. Currently the last train to downtown and the UW leaves the airport at 11:19 p.m. This is unacceptable.
ST3 combined with ST2 and Sound Move means Sound Transit is building our region a world class subway system. They should start operating it like one.