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The project logo East Link Connections April 2021 Survey

The project logo East Link Connections April 2021 Survey

Help plan the future of transit on the Eastside, tell us how to improve connections throughout the Eastside as Link light rail service expands through 2024.   
 

About the Project 

East Link Connections is a King County Metro and Sound Transit coordinated, co-led process for improving transit connections throughout the Eastside as Link light rail service expands through 2024. The purpose of the project is to implement a coordinated regional transit network on the Eastside that gets people where they need and want to go.   

 Project goals: 

  • Improve mobility for priority populations, as defined by Metro’s Mobility Framework, including un(der)served populations 

  • Equitably inform, engage, and empower current and potential customers 

  • Deliver integrated service that responds to Link expansion 

Minimize duplication of bus service with Link 

Improve connections to Link 

Be consistent with Metro Connects, and current and future mobility needs 

 

Helpful terms: 

Peak: 5AM - 9AM and 3PM - 7PM. These are the times of day Metro and Sound Transit sees the most riders, usually regular commuting times Monday through Friday.  

Off-Peak: 9AM - 3PM and 7PM - 5AM. These are the times of day Metro and Sound Transit sees the fewest riders. It includes the midday, the very early morning, the late evening to night, and weekends. 

Frequent: The bus comes every 15 minutes or less during peak periods and every 30 minutes or less during off-peak periods. 

Transfer: When you take more than one bus, light rail, or train to get to your destination  

Link: Sound Transit operated light rail service 

 

Thank you for taking the time to provide your experiences, comments, and feedback about transit on the Eastside. Learn more about the project and get involved at www.kingcounty.gov/metro/eastlink If you have any questions please contact the East Link Engagement Team at [email protected] or (206) 263-1939 

* What is your zip code?
* Prior to COVID-19, how often did you use public transit in King County (including bus, light rail, Access paratransit, Sounder, water taxi) per week?

We are defining "prior to COVID-19" as the time before March 1, 2020.

Rarely: A few times per year
Sometimes: A few times per month
Occasionally: 1 to 3 days a week
Often: 4 to 5 days a week
Frequently: 6 or more days a week
Never: do not use public transit
Other
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* In the last 3 months, how often have you used public transit in King County (including bus, light rail, Access paratransit, Sounder, water taxi) per week?

From February 1, 2020 to today.

Rarely: A few times per year
Sometimes: A few times per month
Occasionally: 1 to 3 days a week
Often: 4 to 5 days a week
Frequently: 6 or more days a week
Never: do not use public transit
Other
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* Please check any and all transit routes you rode prior to COVID-19.

Prior to COVID-19 is the time before March 1, 2020.

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* What types of places do you currently use transit most often to get to?

Please select up to 4 of your most frequent places.

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* How satisfied are you with service on routes you are currently riding and routes you rode before COVID-19?
Very Satisfied
Somewhat Satisfied
Neutral
Somewhat dissatisfied
Very dissatisfied
Other
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What do you like about the service?
What could be improved with the service?
If you travel on the Eastside, please tell us what are the biggest barriers to you taking transit for those trips? (check all that apply)
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* Are you familiar with Sound Transit's East Link Extension (East Link) project opening in 2023?

East Link Extension, which will be known as the Link 2 Line, will be fourteen miles long and includes 10 stations from Seattle's International District to Judkins Park, across I-90 to Mercer Island and South Bellevue, and through downtown Bellevue and the Bel-Red area to Redmond Technology Station.

Yes
Somewhat
No
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* Are you familiar with Sound Transit's Downtown Redmond Link Extension opening in 2024?

The Downtown Redmond Link Extension adds two new light rail stations in 2024 to the Link 2 Line in southeast Redmond, serving Marymoor Village, and in the downtown residential and retail core.

Yes
Somewhat
No
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* When East Link and the Downtown Redmond Link Extension, known as the Link 2 Line, open 2023 and 2024 respectively, how often do you think you will use public transit in King County (including bus, light rail, Access paratransit, Sounder, water taxi) per week?
Rarely: A few times per year
Sometimes: A few times per month
Occasionally: 1 to 3 days a week
Often: 4 to 5 days a week
Frequently: 6 or more days a week
Never: I do not use public transit
Other
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Once East Link Extension and Downtown Redmond Link Extension open in 2023 and 2024, what areas do you think you will be regularly travelling to on the Eastside and when? (check all that apply)
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Once East Link Extension and Downtown Redmond Link Extension open in 2023 and 2024, what areas do you think you will be regularly travelling to on the North/East King County and when? (check all that apply)
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Once East Link Extension and Downtown Redmond Link Extension open in 2023 and 2024, what areas around Seattle do you think you will be regularly travelling to and when? (check all that apply)
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Once East Link Extension and Downtown Redmond Link Extension open in 2023 and 2024, what areas around South King County, other cities, and/or counties do you think you will be regularly travelling to and when? (check all that apply)
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Where else would you like to go using transit not listed above?
* Once the Link 2 Line opens, what types of places do you think you will use transit the most to get to?

Please select up to 4 of your most frequent places.

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* When you ride transit, how do you most often pay your fare?
Cash on the bus
ORCA card that I reload with my own funds
ORCA card my school or employer provides
ORCA LIFT Card
Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP)
Mobile App
I do not use transit
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What is the maximum amount of time you would be willing to wait to transfer between buses or between bus and light rail?
Up to 5 minutes
5 – 7 minutes
7 – 12 minutes
15 minutes or more
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Once the Link 2 Line, opens, what are the maximum number of transfers you would take to get to your destination?
0
1
2
3
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Once East Link Extension and Downtown Redmond Link Extension, known as the Link 2 Line, is open for service, what are you looking forward to about connecting to the new Link service via bus, train, bike, car or walking/rolling? (check all that apply)
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Once East Link Extension and Downtown Redmond Link Extension, known as the Link 2 Line, is open for service, what are your concerns about connecting to the new Link service via bus, train, bike, car or walking/rolling? (check all that apply)
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Other comments or feedback?