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Downtown Seattle —Sea-Tac International Airport
Routes that could be affected: 194 and new Route 195

Why Metro is suggesting changes

  • Reduce duplication of transit service between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport.
  • Provide early-morning bus service between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport when Link light rail is not operating.

map of suggested changes

Suggested changes

  • Discontinue Route 194 between downtown Seattle, Sea-Tac International Airport, and Federal Way. Replace Route 194 service between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport with Link light rail, which is scheduled to begin service to the Airport in late 2009.
  • Create new Route 195 to provide service between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport during early-morning hours when Link is not operating.

Advantages

  • Link will provide service that is more frequent and reliable than existing bus service.

Disadvantages

  • The walking distance between the SeaTac/ Airport Link Station and the airport terminal is longer than the distance between the current bus stop and the terminal.

Potential service enhancements

New Route 195

  • Operate new Route 195 between downtown Seattle and the SeaTac/Airport Link Station (at International Boulevard S and S 176th Street) during early-morning hours seven days a week, with departures from downtown Seattle at 2:15 a.m., 3:30 a.m., and 4:40 a.m. Monday through Saturday and an additional 1:15 a.m. departure on Sunday mornings.
Oct. 3, 2008