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King County Council meeting on proposed transit changes in Kent East Hill
Proposal would create new Route 157 and revise Route 161
Use Metro's online Trip Planner to plan a trip by transit to this meeting. Click on King County Courthouse - this link will autofill the destination point as "King County Courthouse" in the Trip Planner. Or, call Metro Rider Information at 206-553-3000, TTY users call 206-684-1739, for trip planning assistance.
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The King County Councilís Transportation Committee will take public comments on proposed changes to Metro commuter bus
service in Kent East Hill.
Wednesday, April 23
King County Courthouse Council Chambers
516 Third Ave.
The recommended changes are described below.
The full council will vote on the proposed changes in late April or May. If the changes are adopted, they will go into effect in September 2008.
Proposed bus service changes
- Create new Route 157 (Lake Meridian Park-and-Ride/Glencarin/East Hill/Downtown Seattle) with routing via SE 223rd Street and 124th Avenue SE in the Glencarin neighborhood. Route 157 would operate on weekdays with three morning trips to downtown Seattle and three afternoon trips to Kent East Hill.
- Revise Route 161 (Lake Meridian Park-and-Ride/East Hill/Tukwila Park-and-Ride/Downtown Seattle) to serve Lake Meridian Park-and-Ride via Kent Kangley Road, 124th Avenue SE, SE 256th Street, 116th Avenue SE, and SE 240th Street. Route 161 would no longer serve the Glencarin neighborhood, which would instead be served by new Route 157 (see above). Route 161 would continue operating on weekdays with five trips in the morning and five in the afternoon.
Metro would pay for the proposed new service with funds generated by Transit Now, an initiative approved by voters in November 2006.
The Transit Now ballot measure increased the sales tax by one-tenth of one percent to pay for a 15-20 percent expansion of Metro Transit service over 10 years.