Help Link Transit Build a Better
Transportation System For Your Community
As Link Transit heads into its fourth decade of service, they are seeking community feedback in building a more efficient, accessible and convenient system. Citizen input is a critical component to ensuring Link is poised to meet the challenge of providing the best possible options for Chelan and Douglas county commuters.
Link Transit has developed three scenarios with specific route-level ideas for improving service. The scenarios propose changes to where buses go, the times of day and days of the week they operate, and how often they arrive. Some scenarios include new routes or general-public dial-a-ride (DART) replacements for existing fixed routes. New route scenarios in the survey include Icicle Creek in Leavenworth along with the Saddle Rock trailhead in Wenatchee.
Because of Covid-19, Link Transit has been operating as a zero-fare system since spring of 2020. To help keep transportation affordable for more people, Link Transit is considering operating a zero-fare service permanently, where all bus riders would continue to pay zero fare for their trips.
What will Link do with the survey data?
The scenarios presented in the survey are proposals intended to prioritize service where people live and work. Any changes to Link Transit routes will consider citizen response to this survey. Survey responses will close April 4th. Planners anticipate combining ideas from all three scenarios in the final recommendation with an implementation date expected in early 2022. To take the survey click here.
Citizens can access more information, including a 300-page system analysis report compiled by the consulting firm Nelson/Nygaard, by visiting our online open house page.