Thank you for your ongoing support of Metro's electric trolley bus system. I have heard from you in the past on this issue, so wanted to send you an update and invite you to participate in an upcoming public open house.
As I have written previously, Metro Transit's trolley buses are reaching the end of their useful life and will soon need to be replaced. Metro conducting a Council-requested study of the costs and benefits of the various transit technologies available before we make an investment to replace the trolley buses. More information about the study is available online at this link: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/up/projects/trolleyevaluation.html
Metro Transit is holding a public open house regarding this issue on June 22, 2010, from 5-7 pm, at Plymouth Congregational Church at 1217 6th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. I hope you can attend, as this is a great opportunity to hear more about upcoming plans, and to share your perspective with Metro.
As you know, I too am a big fan of our electric trolleys as a clean, quiet technology that works well in Seattle's hilly urban neighborhoods, and have heard from many constituents on Queen Anne and Capitol Hill who support continuing trolleys on neighborhood bus lines.
Thanks again for sharing your perspective. I will continue alert you to future opportunities to share your input through this trolley bus system study.
Larry Phillips, Councilmember
Metropolitan King County Council, District Four
King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue, Room 1200
Seattle, WA 98104-3272
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