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Regional Transit News - SR-522 bus service

If you live or work in Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Northeast Seattle or Downtown...
Better bus service is on the way

Sound Transit and Metro have been looking at ways to improve all-day bus service along the SR-522 corridor. Our transit planners have been riding the 41, 307, 308, 312, 341, 342 and 372 buses to the ends of the route and back. We've driven all the routes between downtown and your communities so we could estimate travel times. We held public meetings for residents of Lake City, Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Bothell, Kenmore and Woodinville. We mailed questionnaires to 68,000 homes. We tabulated all of your answers. We assembled a group of community members into a Sounding Board to help us. We studied travel patterns, worked with local cities to take into account plans for future road and transit facility improvements, and consulted with the University of Washington about transportation needs at the campuses in Bothell and Seattle.

The comment period is over; however, you may view the questions.

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Come to an open house in your community

Please come and meet with Sound Transit and Metro transit planners at either or both of the open houses listed below. We want to hear what you think about the proposals described in this issue of Regional Transit News.

Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
City of Bothell Police Department,
Community Room
18410 101st Avenue N.E., Bothell
If you are using transit, take Metro routes 238, 307, 312, 341 or 372, or Community Transit routes 105 or 120.

Wednesday, February 13, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Lake City Elks Lodge No. 1800
14540 Bothell Way N.E., Lk. Forest Pk.
If you are using transit, take Metro routes 64, 65, 306, 307, 308, 312 or 372.

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Metro and Sound Transit both serve King County

King County Metro Transit provides transit services within King County. Metro's revenue comes from fares, a 0.8 percent sales tax dedicated to transit, and funds from state and federal sources.

Sound Transit was created in 1996 to provide regional transit services for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Sound Transit's system includes express bus routes, commuter rail and light rail. Sound Transit's revenue comes from fares, a 0.4 percent sales tax and a 0.3 percent motor-vehicle excise tax levied within the Sound Transit district, and funds from state and federal sources.

Sound Transit operates ST Express service, which offers long-distance commuters a limited-stop regional express bus system between urban centers that links transit centers, park-and-rides and other destinations via a network of transit and HOV lanes.

Sound Transit and King County Metro have different fare structures and different fare zone boundaries.

See Chart 1 for comparison of service levels.

See Chart 2 for zone and fare information.

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More Information

All routes are King County Metro routes unless labeled as Sound Transit's ST Express service.

Sound Transit's Route 522 ST Express will make limited stops, as shown by the stops on the ST Express route map. Sound Transit and Metro have different fare structures.

Maps are not drawn to scale. Proposed hours of operation are approximate.

For this information in alternative formats for people with disabilities, please call (206) 263-3424 (voice) or (206) 684-1882 (TTY).

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Updated: Jan. 2002