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County Council approves Metro service changes for SW King County

Some changes will begin September 19; others next February

The Metropolitan King County Council last month approved changes to Metro bus routes in southwest King County. The changes are designed to improve the public transportation network and connect bus routes to Link light rail stations so riders can enjoy fast, reliable travel on Link and Metro. Please note that although Link service will begin July 18, Metro’s first round of service changes will not begin until September.

Starting on September 19, 2009, Metro will make the following changes:

  • Revise the routing of three bus routes (154, 174, and 179).
  • Create two new routes (124 and 129).
  • Provide more frequent peak-period service on revised Route 174.
  • Provide more peak trips on revised Route 154.
  • Discontinue routes 126, 170, and 191 and provide fewer trips on route 179.*

In February 2010, Metro will make the following changes:

  • Create one new route (156).
  • Revise the routing of three bus routes (128, 140, and 180) to better serve light rail stations.
  • Provide service until 8 p.m. on Route 180 between Burien and Kent.
  • Provide more frequent evening service on Route 140.
  • Discontinue Route 194.*

*Making these reductions will allow Metro to add trips to more heavily used routes and reduce duplication of bus and light rail service.

Choose an option below to read more about these changes.

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Public involvement

Metro considered public input from residents of southwest King County as we developed the service change proposals presented to the County Council. Metro also convened an advisory sounding board, made up of community members, to make recommendations to Metro and the County Council about the proposed changes. After considering additional public comments, the council adopted the proposed changes in May.

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More rider information

The council also adopted changes to bus service in southeast Seattle and other areas. See the summary of all the service changes.

Detailed route information will be available in new timetables and on Metro Online and the online regional Trip Planner shortly before the changes begin in September.

For information about Link light rail service, visit Sound Transit [external link].

A new fare payment card, ORCA, can be used for trips on Metro buses, Link light rail, and other public transportation services provided by seven agencies in the central Puget Sound region. Learn more at the ORCA website [external link].

Contact us

If you have questions about these service changes, please contact Barbara de Michele at 206-263-3792 or

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July 10, 2009