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Proposal (archive)

This page details an earlier version of Metro’s proposal to change bus service after Link comes to Capitol Hill and the University District. For the most current information, please see o "Adopted Changes".

In March 2015, we gathered feedback about two alternative transit network concepts for the areas that will be affected by new Link service in 2016. Based on that feedback, Metro and Sound Transit developed a set of proposed service changes, which are detailed below. Metro’s proposal also included additions to service funded by Seattle voters. We gathered feedback on this proposal in May.

Metro's proposal

Proposed changes by area

Proposed changes by route

Choose a route to get information about what would happen under the proposal.

New routes:

Revised routes:

Deleted routes:

  • 25

    Why delete Route 25?

    Route 25 has low ridership. Metro proposes to delete it and use its resources to improve service in areas with more riders.

    Rider options

  • 30

    Why delete Route 30?

    Route 30 has low ridership. Metro proposes to delete it and use its resources to improve service in areas with more riders.

    Rider options

  • 43

    Why delete Route 43?

    To reduce duplication.

    Rider options

  • 68

    Why delete Route 68?

    To reduce duplication.

    Rider options

  • 71

    Why delete Route 71?

    To reduce duplication and improve reliability.

    Rider options

    • Along University Way, use revised routes 45 or 67.
    • Along NE 65th Street, use revised routes 16, 65, 75, 76, or 372X, or new Route 941.
    • North of NE 65th Street, use revised routes 65, or 76, or new Route 941
    • For service between the University District and downtown Seattle, use Link light rail or revised Route 74  (peak periods only).
  • 72

    Why delete Route 72?

    To reduce duplication and improve reliability.

    Rider Options

    • North of NE 80th Street, use revised Route 372X.
    • Between NE 80th Street and the University District, use revised routes 45, 67, 73, or 373X.
    • On University Way, use routes 45 and 67.
    • For service between the University District and downtown Seattle,  use Link light rail or revised Route 74 (peak periods only).
  • 242

    Why delete Route 242?

    To reduce duplication.

    Rider Options

    • North of the Northgate Transit Center,  use routes 41 or 347.
    • Between Northgate and the Green Lake Park & Ride, use revised Route 66X.
    • To get to Overlake, transfer to revised Route 542 at the Green Lake Park & Ride.

Sound Transit routes:

Explore changes using an interactive map

Laptop with interactive map on the screen

Compare the two alternative concepts using our interactive map and see how service would look at different times of day under the two alternatives.

Open the map

Project contact

DeAnna Martin
Community Relations Planner
Send DeAnna an email
or call 206-477-3835

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