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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Survey: Transportation Options for Talus, Squak

Do you live or work in Issaquah’s Squak Mountain or Talus communities?  If so, Metro wants to know what you think about proposed transportation services for getting around Issaquah!

Metro is partnering with the City of Issaquah to bring new transportation service to the Squak Mountain and Talus communities. During July, Metro’s Community Connections Program is asking residents and workers of these communities to tell us how well the proposed transportation service concepts would meet their needs.  

If you live or work in either of these communities, please take Metro’s survey by July 27, 2018. 

After the survey ends, a group of community members, along with city and Metro staff, will review the results and determine which transportation solutions should be implemented.

While Squak Mountain and Talus are close to the Issaquah Transit Center, SR-900 and I-90, these communities are hampered by steep terrain and poor walkability. These neighborhoods lack direct access to existing transit service in Issaquah, which contributes to the lack of transit connections from these communities to nearby amenities and services. 

Community Connections is a four-year (2015-18) demonstration program in which Metro works with local governments and community partners to develop innovative and cost-efficient transportation solutions in areas of King County that don’t have the infrastructure, density, or land use to support regular, fixed-route bus service.

The program aims to develop, test, and evaluate new transportation services that take advantage of innovative ideas, unique partnerships, or emerging technology.

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