March 13, 2000
Photo by Darlene Maloy.
King County Councilmembers Louise Miller and Maggie Fimia were among the students and dignitaries at the presentation of the two vans that will provide free shuttle service to Lake Washington Technical College and Cascadia Community College last week. The new service is made possible through King County Metro's "addVANtage" program. Students at the colleges will be able to take advantage of the free shuttle service on weekdays and Saturdays. Hopelink will be responsible for dispatching, driving, and maintaining the vans.
"This partnership was a perfect recipient for the addVANtage vehicles," says King County Councilmember Louise Miller. "It will provide affordable transportation for students." The vans will be fully accessible, including a lift for wheelchairs. "I am so pleased that this shuttle service will address both the need for accessible transportation and for alternative transit options to Eastside residents."
The exact times of the shuttle routes are yet to be announced. The service is expect to begin in late spring.
Photo by Becky Nixon.
In the recent election, Riverview Proposition No. 1, the Maintenance & Operations Levy, passed with a vote of 61.8 percent in favor, 38.4 percent against. Propostion No. 2, the Technology Levy, passed with 63.4 percent voting in favor, 36.5 voting against. Proposition No. 3, the Performing Arts Levy, failed to garner enough "yes" votes to pass. Fifty-eight percent voted for the measure, 41.9 percent voted against it.