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Coming in June, New Route 644

New Metro bus service for Kenmore, Kingsgate, Overlake, Totem Lake, Kirkland and Brickyard Park-and-Ride

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To help ease traffic impacts caused by construction along I-405, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is working with King County Metro Transit to help provide additional bus service to key areas impacted by the project.

A brand new bus route, Route 644, will operate during the peak commute hours to connect the Kenmore Park-and-Ride lot with the Overlake Transit Center via Finn Hill, Kingsgate, I-405, and SR-520. It will operate southbound in the morning and northbound in the afternoon.

Select peak-hour trips will be extended on Route 255 to the Brickyard Park-and-Ride from the Kirkland Transit Center. All a.m. peak Route 255 trips will begin at the Brickyard Park-and-Ride instead of the Kirkland Transit Center. This change will allow more riders a direct trip through the Kirkland Transit Center to and from north Kirkland, Juanita and Kingsgate.

Printed timetables for these routes will be available beginning May 25, 2006, at timetable kiosks and on buses. At that time you may also call Metro Rider Information at 206-553-3000 (TTY users call 206-684-1739) for trip planning assistance and further information. Online timetables will be available June 2, 2006, on Metro Online. For online trip planning using these routes, visit Metro's online Trip Planner beginning May 25.

It is anticipated that both services will continue with WSDOT funding until mid-2008, when construction is expected to be completed.

There are various additional commute options available to I-405 commuters. For instance, VanShare will provide a vehicle for you and other bus riders for the ride from your neighborhood to the bus or from your bus destination on to your work site. can help you find other commuters for your VanShare group. For more details call 206-625-4500 or visit Metro Online's VanShare pages.

Is Downtown Bellevue your home or your destination?

In partnership with the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Downtown Association, King County Metro is promoting incentives and programs to make the bus, vanpool, or other shared rides your choice for transportation. Watch for news on special programs over the Summer and Fall at your residence or place of employment.

Apr. 6, 2006