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Routes 152, 912 & 915

Proposed Route 152.

Why make changes?
  • Declining ridership on commuter bus service to downtown Seattle: Ridership has declined over the last five years on Route 152 as some riders have switched to Sounder commuter rail service.
  • Limited hours of operation on service between Enumclaw and Auburn: Route 915 currently is limited to midday operation on weekdays between Enumclaw and Auburn, and does not operate at all on weekends.
  • Very low ridership between Enumclaw and Covington: Route 912 averages only 20 daily riders between Enumclaw and Covington.

Proposed Route 912.

Proposed changes

  • Revise Route 152 to operate between Auburn and Seattle only: Route 152 would no longer operate between Enumclaw and Auburn. Replacement service between Enumclaw and Auburn would be provided by expanded service on Route 915.
  • Revise Route 915 routing in Auburn: Route 915 would be revised to operate on Auburn Way S between 2nd Street SW and 6th Street SE.
  • Discontinue Route 912: Service on Route 912 would be discontinued, and its resources reallocated to other service changes in the Auburn-Kent area.

Frequency and hours of service

  • Route 152: Seven morning northbound trips and seven afternoon southbound trips would be operated on weekdays, reflecting current ridership patterns.
  • Route 912: Service would be discontinued.
  • Route 915: Service during weekday peak hours would be provided every 30 minutes, with trips scheduled to connect either with Sounder trains or Route 152 trips at Auburn Station. Midday service would operate every 90 minutes. On Saturdays, Route 915 would operate every 90 minutes between approximately 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Proposed Route 915.

Advantages

  • Improved integration with Sounder commuter rail service: Route 915 would provide feeder bus service between Enumclaw and Auburn Station, with scheduled connections to Sounder trains and Route 152 trips.
  • New Saturday service between Enumclaw and Auburn: Route 915 would provide Saturday service between Enumclaw and Auburn.
  • More straightforward routing in Auburn: Route 915 would operate more directly to Auburn Station and provide improved coverage along Auburn Way S.

Disadvantages

  • Transfers would be required for Enumclaw riders: Enumclaw riders would have to transfer between Route 915 and either Sounder trains or Route 152 during weekday peak hours.
  • There would be no weekday service between Enumclaw and Covington.
Jan. 6, 2006