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Pacific Highway S—International Boulevard

Routes that could be affected: 124 (new), 174 and 191, and RapidRide A Line (new)

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Why Metro is proposing this change:

  • To improve the frequency, speed, and reliability of transit service in the Pacific Highway S / International Boulevard corridor between Federal Way and the Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station.
  • To maintain transit service connecting the Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station, Tukwila, the SODO (south of downtown) area, and downtown Seattle.

Changes being considered

Route 174

  • Discontinue this route, replacing it with new Route 124 and the RapidRide A Line.

Route 191

  • Discontinue this route, replacing it with the RapidRide A Line and Link light rail.

RapidRide A Line

  • Replace the part of Route 174 that is south of S 154th Street with this new service between Federal Way and the Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station. RapidRide A Line service will begin in 2010. RapidRide A Line “owl” trips will be scheduled to meet Route 124 “owl” trips at Tukwila International Boulevard Station.

New Route 124

  • Replace the part of Route 174 that is north of S 154th Street with new Route 124 between the Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station and downtown Seattle. New Route 124 would operate every 30 minutes with two “owl” trips leaving downtown Seattle at 2:15 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Route 124 would connect with the RapidRide A Line at the Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station.

Advantages

Route 124 (new)

  • New Route 124 would provide service comparable to existing Route 174 between downtown Seattle and the Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station.

RapidRide A Line

  • RapidRide A Line service on Pacific Highway S would be more frequent and more reliable than existing service, with improved bus stop facilities and rider amenities.

Disadvantages

Routes 124 (new) and 174

  • Some riders of current Route 174 would have to transfer between new Route 124 and the new RapidRide A Line at the Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station.

Routes 174, 191 and RapidRide A Line

  • Some riders of current routes 174 and 191 riders traveling between Federal Way, Redondo Heights, and downtown Seattle would have to transfer to Link at the SeaTac/Airport Link Station or to new Route 124 at the Tukwila International Boulevard Link Station.

Service levels for Pacific Highway S—International Boulevard

 

Hours of operation

Frequency
(minutes between trips or number of trips)

Route

Weekday

Saturday

Sunday

Peak

Midday

Evening

Saturday

Sunday

A Line

24 hour

24 hour

24 hour

10 - 15

15

15 - 30
2-3 owl trips

15 - 30

15 - 30

124

24 hour

24 hour

24 hour

20 - 30

30

30
2 owl trips

30

30

174

Service would be replaced by portions of routes 124 and the RapidRide A Line.

191

Service would be replaced by the RapidRide A Line and Link light rail.

Oct. 3, 2008