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Factoria-Overlake-Redmond service

Map 8

Routes 221 (new), 222 (revised), and 245

Rationale

  • Improve service reliability in congested areas.
  • Provide more frequent service between Overlake and Eastgate via Bellevue Community College, while maintaining service in south Bellevue and Beaux Arts.

Potential changes

  • Divide Route 222 at Eastgate Park-and-Ride. The western part of the route traveling between downtown Bellevue and Eastgate Park-and-Ride via Bellevue Way, Beaux Arts, and Factoria would operate without changes.
  • New Route 221, replacing the eastern part of Route 222, would connect Eastgate and Redmond town centers via Overlake Transit Center and Redmond Town Center.
  • There would be no changes to Route 245.

Frequency and hours of service

  • Route 221 between Eastgate and Overlake: Every 15 to 30 minutes on weekdays between about 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Every 30 minutes midday hours and Saturdays, and every 60 minutes on Sundays.
  • There would be no change in the hours and frequency of Route 245 and the remaining western part of Route 222.

Advantages

  • Route 222 would be shorter and more reliable, and would provide more dependable transfers with other routes at Bellevue Transit Center, South Bellevue Park-and-Ride, and Eastgate Park-and-Ride.
  • Shorter waits and faster service along 148th Avenue NE provided by new Route 221.

Disadvantages

  • Some existing Route 222 riders traveling between Factoria and Overlake would have to transfer at Eastgate Park-and-Ride
Apr. 6, 2006