Transportation in and around the Valley continuously faces challenges, but a new group of representatives of organizations in the area is hoping to make some big improvements in the coming years.
Making use of a $100,000 grant from the non-profit human services organization Easterseals, Hopelink has formed the Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Coalition, a group of representatives from each city in the Snoqualmie Valley and several organizations who would be able to create a more coordinated vision for the future of travel in and out of the area. The grant will fund the group’s projects to make improvements to public transportation in the area over the next year.
Representatives from each city, King County, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation, Mt. Si Senior Center and the Snoqualmie Tribe, among others, were invited to join the group.
Kris Van Dyke, Snoqualmie Valley Mobility Coordinator at Hopelink, said that creating a coalition is an attempt to get a more coordinated effort working toward the same goals.