This week I joined the Link Transit Board of Directors as the Leavenworth representative. We reviewed 2015 operations and set performance goals for 2016; we clarified the policy for weapons on our vehicles: no visible weapons are allowed; we confirmed the award for a consultant who will lead a community outreach and strategic planning process for Link this year; and we heard a positive update on the new transit station that will be part of the new development behind Safeway in Leavenworth.
A little about Link Transit - "Connecting Our Communities"
The legal name of the system is The Chelan Douglas Public Transportation Benefit Area, nicknamed Link Transit. The mission of Link is to provide safe, reliable, and cost effective public transportation services that promote citizen access to work, recreation, commerce and public services. It serves the 110,000 residents living within the Chelan-Douglas Transportation Benefit Area as well as visitors. Link also prides itself on its exploration and use of alternative technologies.
The Board of Directors consists of twelve voting members who are local elected officials and one non-voting member who is a labor representative. The elected officials are representatives from each city within our district: Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Chelan, Entiat, Waterville, Rock Island, Leavenworth, and Cashmere; and two representatives from both Douglas County, and Chelan County. The Board reviews operations and approves the budget and policies.
For more information on Link visit their website.
I am looking forward to the collaborative, regional work of providing innovative and reliable public transportation to our local communities!