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ThinkLink Survey Results

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We finished our public surveys in June, and now have the results compiled and ready for you to see.

The amount of input we received during this process was very good, with almost 2,700 respondents to the online and the mail survey combined. Add to this the input we received in the 2016 survey and some other comments gathered during this process, and the total is almost 4,000.

What we heard from those who responded was that they want more transit service. More service during the week, and more service operating on weekends. They would like us to expand service to cover some more areas, and to provide more frequent service in some cases.

The full report on the 2017 surveys is available here.

Available Resources

Link has budgeted $700,000 for additional service in 2018. This is an amount that, under currently forecasted financial models, we can sustain for the long term. This amount will pay for about 11,666 hours of service, or about 45 hours more per day each weekday. This means that there could be 2 - 3 hours more of service on some routes, or more on some routes and less on others.

Next Steps

At our August Board meeting, staff were directed to begin developing service plans to to focus the majority of available resources on expanding service hours during the week. Over the next few weeks, we will be working on several different scenarios that address this. If you have specific requests or wishes for earlier or later service on a specific route, please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our board feels that there is greater opportunity to get higher levels of ridership on service added during the weekdays than with service added on weekends. However, depending on the scope of weekday service expansion, there may be some limited opportunities to improve weekend service.

The timeline on this process is to finalize the service plan by late January/early February, and implement this additional service in July 2018.

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Maintenance Technician - Journey

JOURNEYMAN MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Full Time

Position Summary:
Under the direction of a Maintenance Supervisor, this position independently performs journey-level mechanical duties in the diagnosis, maintenance and repair of gasoline, diesel, propane and battery electric vehicles and equipment. Incumbents assigned to this class independently perform skilled maintenance and repair, including mechanical, air, hydraulic, air conditioning, electronic including both high and low voltage electrical systems on all types of transit vehicles.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by college-level technical skills training in the mechanical maintenance of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles, and four (4) years' experience in the maintenance and repair of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles, including experience in repairing mechanical, air, hydraulic, air conditioning and electrical systems. The successful candidate must either possess, or secure within 30 days of employment, a valid Washington State Commercial Class B driver's license (Link Transit will assist the successful candidate in obtaining their CDL including training, hands on experience and third party testing in a Link Transit vehicle), as well as possess and maintain a good driving record throughout employment.

Pay Range: $27.14 to $33.89.

Link Transit offers an excellent benefit package including Medical/Dental/Vision, PERS (Public Employees' Retirement System), 457 Deferred Compensation plan with matching, paid vacation and holidays, tool allowance and more.

Application packets are also available at:
• Link Transit's Operations Base, 2700 Euclid Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801
• By calling (509) 664-7621

Completed application packets MUST INCLUDE the following:
• Completed Link Transit Application
• 3-Year Driving Abstract (Obtained from the Department of Licensing)
• Signed authorizations to perform a criminal history background check and a driving history background check

Return completed application packets to:
Link Transit, 2700 Euclid Avenue, Wenatchee WA 98801

For a complete job description, click here

To download an application, click here

Closing date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Link Transit is an EOE/Drug/Marijuana/Tobacco Free workplace.

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Route 25 Extended to NCW District Fair

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Route 25, serving from Wenatchee to East Wenatchee and on to Orondo and Waterville, will be extended to provide service to the NCW District Fair on Thursday, August 24, and Friday, August 25.

All trips will serve the fairgrounds prior to stopping at the Douglas County Courthouse. Regular fares apply to this service.

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Please Yield To Buses

YIELD TO BUSES BIG BOX ADEvery day, more and more people are riding Link Transit to get where they need to go. This means that along all our urban area routes, every few blocks a bus may stop to pick up or drop off passengers, pulling out of traffic when there is room to do so. Sometimes this is not possible depending on the configuration of the roadway and the width of the parking lane.

If you happen to be behind a bus when it is signaling to get back into traffic, we ask that you please yield to the bus. This allows the bus driver to safely merge back into traffic while maintaining their schedule for those riding the bus, and waiting further down the route for the bus to arrive on schedule. It only takes a few seconds for the bus to get moving again, and then everyone can continue safely on their way.

Our drivers and our passengers thank you for this courtesy.

 

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One Day Wanders

Activities You Can Get To On Public Transit in Chelan and Douglas Counties

Leavenworth Shoppers

Have you ever thought of taking Link Transit on a day trip to Chelan or Leavenworth, where you can eat, drink, and shop to your heart's content? Summer is just around the corner and is a great time to get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer. So grab another mom and all your kids and make a day of it in Chelan, Leavenworth or Cashmere. 

When you ride the bus, you don't have to worry about parking and you can even enjoy a few glasses of local wine or a couple of steins of cold beer, and nothave to worry about driving home. Plus it is a good way to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way and to visit with friends. And kids love riding the bus!

Round trip fare is only $5.00 and buses run about every hour in each direction, and up to 4 kids aged 12 and under can ride free with each fare-paying adult.

Parking in Wenatchee is available at the Olds Station Park and Ride on Penny Road, or in downtown Wenatchee at Columbia and Kittitas. This lot is small, so there may be limited availability.

There are two routes that serve Chelan. Route 20 travels on the Douglas County side of the river through Orondo, and operates 5 trips per day Monday through Friday, and Route 21 travels through Entiat and operates 12 trips per day Monday through Friday, and 5 trips on Saturday.

Route 22 serves Leavenworth with 20 trips per day Monday through Friday, and 6 trips on Saturday.

And if you choose to stay in the Wenatchee area, there are three routes throughout Wenatchee and East Wenatchee that are fare free: Current A, B and C.

We look forward to seeing you on board!!

For more information, please contact Guest Services at 662-1155.

Things to do in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee

  • Historic Downtown atmosphere
  • Unique and local shopping downtown
  • Antique shops
  • Pybus Public Market
  • Art on the Avenue
  • Wenatchee Valley Mall
  • Valley North Center

Click here for the routes that serve downtown Wenatchee and East Wenatchee

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Things to do in Chelan and Manson
•    Slidewaters at Lake Chelan (summer only)
•    Lakeside Park
•    Championship putting course
•    Jetski rentals (summer only)
•    Riverwalk Park
•    Unique, sophisticated shopping
•    Great local wineries and restaurants
•    Mill Bay Casino

Click here for to view the schedule and route for service to Chelan and Manson

Things to do in Leavenworth
•    Bavarian style festivals
•    Weekly Art in the Park
•    Bavarian themed restaurants and shopping
•    Hand crafted treasures
•    Championship putting and miniature golf
•    Icicle Junction Family Fun Park
•    River rafting (summer only)
•    Blackbird Island walking trails
•    NW Audubon bird trail
•    Carriage rides

Click here for to view the schedule and route for service to Leavenworth

Things to do in Cashmere
•    Small town Americana
•    70,000 square foot Antique Mall
•    Aplets and Cotlets tours and tasting
•    Pioneer Village and Museum
•    Wineries and Festivals
•    Artisan distilleries
•    Right on your way to Leavenworth

Click here for to view the schedule and route for service to Cashmere

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