Rosemary Maxon, of Everett, wrote in about problems she’s seen at the McCollum Park & Ride in Everett, including a need for better lighting, directional arrows, and a solution for flooding.
“The west entrance is very difficult to see on early dark mornings,” she said. “During the rainy season, which is coming upon us, the lot floods. Some stalls go unused because they hold too much water.”
Community Transit manages the Park & Ride, in cooperation with Snohomish County, which operates McCollum Park.
After hearing of Maxon’s concerns, Community Transit sent out a maintenance team and fixed lights that were out.
As for other concerns, spokesman Martin Munguia said the agency is making plans. They will look at whether road paint markings need retouching in spring, and evaluate signage and reflectors.
The drainage problem is a known issue.
“Several of the parking lot spaces are effectively flooded after some rain events,” Munguia said. “The parking lot is built over an old (sinking, moving) landfill. Community Transit and Snohomish County will review the flooding events this season and if the two agencies believe that repairs are needed at this time, the work could be added to a list of upgrade projects for consideration.”
The transit agency appreciates hearing from customers, Munguia added. Have concerns of your own? You can call 425-353-RIDE (7433).