Technical Advisory Committee
For the Long-Range Plan
Over the next year and a half, Metro, in cooperation with local jurisdictions and regional stakeholders, will develop a plan that will describe Metro’s role through 2040 in providing mobility to people who work, live or visit King County.
The plan will lay out a system of public transportation options that are financially responsible, meet the regional transportation goals in the Puget Sound Regional Council's Transportation 2040 and Vision 2040 plans, and reflect the values of the local communities Metro serves. It will guide the actions Metro will take through 2040 to strengthen a coordinated, regional transportation system that improves the lives of all King County residents.
The Technical Advisory Committee will meet for two hours every other month from February 2015 through May 2016, with additional meetings or workshops scheduled as needed. The committee will discuss a vision, goals, alternatives and solutions for public transportation in our region.
Role of the Technical Advisory Committee
The Technical Advisory Committee is made up of technical staff from local jurisdictions and transit agencies. Representing key stakeholder groups, the committee will help develop a vision and identify the needs for transit in King County over the next 25 years.
Members participate in meetings and workshops, share how each community or agency is planning for growth and transit, and review and provide feedback on the development and analysis of plan alternatives.
Technical Advisory Committee Work Plan
The Technical Advisory Committee will meet for two hours every other month from February 2015 through May 2016, with additional meetings or workshops scheduled as needed.
May 24 (tentative)
Long-Range Plan and Service Guidelines Differences
Both processes will consider questions and make recommendations related to the way transit service is provided, in coordination with local jurisdictions and other transit providers.
|Topics||Long-Range Plan||Service Guidelines Task Force|
Determine long-term service needs and investments.
How to implement service changes/investments.
What services and facilities will be provided, and where, in Metro's future public transportation network?
What performance measures might be set for different types of services?
How will Metro's future network serve growing cities and employment centers?
What capital investments, including park & rides, transit priority and passenger facilities, will be needed?
How could features like sidewalks and bicycle facilities improve access to transit?
What should be the minimum level of service to activity centers?
How should park & rides be used to enhance transit access around the county?
How will Metro's future network connect historically disadvantaged populations to jobs, services and other opportunities?
How can we better inform human service agencies, employers, and jurisdictions about the future network, to help them plan?
Should additional social equity measures, such as locations of social service agencies, food banks, and medical services, be in the service guidelines?
How can we better engage communities in transit planning?
|Purchase of additional services||
How can the future network include innovative opportunities for partnerships?
How can the service guidelines incorporate community mobility contracts?
What role will alternative services play in enhancing mobility in Metro's future network?
How can the service guidelines better incorporate alternative services?
Advisory Committee Members
All cities and partner transit agencies in King County were invited to designate a staff person to join the Technical Advisory Committee. Agency technical staff members, such as planners and engineers, are welcome to attend who:
- Understand basic transportation issues and have an interest in how public transportation impacts the communities their agency serves
- Can participate openly and collaboratively with other agency representatives
- Represent their agency's plans for growth and the role transit could play to support that growth
- Can inform senior staff at their agencies about progress on the plan
- Can support the planning process by attending and participating regularly
|Sue Ann Spens||Beaux Arts|
|Andy Williamson||Black Diamond|
|Seth Boettcher||Black Diamond|
|Roland Behee||Community Transit|
|Grant Fredricks||Des Moines|
|Brandon Carver||Des Moines|
|Dan Brewer||Des Moines|
|Len Madsen||Des Moines|
|Rick Perez||Federal Way|
|Betty Gulledge-Bennett||King County|
|Frank Zenk||Lake Forest Park|
|Neil Jensen||Lake Forest Park|
|Steve Bennett||Lake Forest Park|
|Ande Flower||Lake Forest Park|
|Jacob Tracy||Lake Forest Park|
|Matt Torpey||Maple Valley|
|Kirsten Taylor||Mercer Island|
|Chad Tibbets||Normandy Park|
|Amanda Leon||Normandy Park|
|David Nemens||Normandy Park|
|Gina Estep||North Bend|
|Darin Stavish||Pierce Transit|
|Amy Biggs||Snoqualmie Valley Transportation|
|Katie Kuciemba||Sound Cities|
|David Beal||Sound Transit|
|Karen Kitsis||Sound Transit|
|Stacia Schroeder||Yarrow Point|