Sound Transit has a passenger experience survey open until November 22. I’m sure readers will have plenty to say, and all of it will be positive. Respondents can participate in a raffle for a gift card, or apply to a sounding board. There’s a text box at the end for free-form comments. Beware that you can’t go backward to a previous question. If you choose a specific aspect from the list like safety, it asks a lot of safety-related questions, so I assume it does the same for the other aspects. It also goes on to ask about reliability, cleanliness, escalators, disability features, etc. My main feedback was: “Fix the escalators!” and “When an outage occurs, tell passengers on the platform. They’re the last ones to find out.”
Other feedback opportunities:
- Link has open houses on West Seattle stations October 25, and south downtown stations (CID, Pioneer Square) on November 15.
- [UPDATE: Moved Seattle transportation plan to a separate article.]
- Sounder South (S Line) has a survey on off-peak improvements until October 29.
- Community Transit is asking for input on its 2024 budget by November 2, as part of its medium-range plan.
- How Hoboken, New Jersey, reduced pedestrian deaths to zero (Thomas Y)
- How Kensington Market in Toronto managed to avoid gentrification (Thomas Y)
- An ideal transit network would be like a Canadian and Australian one combined (RMTransit)
- US cities with the best and worst transit (Climate and Transit) This is an anecdotal list of cities the author visited, mostly West Coast but some others. See where Seattle is, and try to spot the Metro bus at the beginning.
- Why not just buy everyone a car or subsdize Uber instead of transit. (Alex Davis)
- Smaller US cities with high transit ridership (CityNerd)
- Can cities have hexagon-shaped blocks? (City Beautiful)
This is an open thread.