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Metro Transit Service Revisions
Planned for September 2009 & February 2010

Metro revises its bus service three times each year, in February, June and September, to adapt to changes in King County and to better meet riders' needs.

The tables below summarize service changes that have been approved and are scheduled to begin on September 19, 2009, and in February of 2010.

Many of these changes will affect bus routes that currently serve southeast Seattle and southwest King County, where Sound Transit's Link light rail [external link] will operate beginning July 18. Metro's service changes in this area will improve the overall transportation network and will help connect bus riders to light rail stations for fast, reliable travel throughout the area on Link and Metro.

More details about these revisions will be available in new timetables, the regional online Trip Planner and Metro Online when the service changes begin in September and February. Please watch for additional information to be posted at those times.

Information about the new ORCA fare payment card, accepted by Metro, Sound Transit and five other public transportation agencies in the central Puget Sound region, can be found on the ORCA Web site [external link].

For information about current service call Metro Customer Information at 206-553-3000 (TTY users please dial the Washington State Relay Service at 711).

Below is a numerical listing summarizing revisions that will be made to routes throughout Metro's service area in September and February.

Route

Service Revisions Planned for September 2009

7 Local

No change to service. Revised stop spacing project in summer 2009, with first phase to be implemented in September 2009.

7 Express

Reduce weekday morning trips from nine to five trips; reduce afternoon trips from eight to five trips; schedule in coordination with Route 34 Express.

8

Extend trips to Rainier Beach until approximately 1 a.m. weekdays and 11:30 p.m. weekends to replace Route 42, 42 Express, and 48 along Martin Luther King Jr. Way South; operate every 15 minutes during weekday peak hours and every 30 minutes at other times; operate on ML King Way between S Othello and S Henderson streets to serve Rainier Beach Station; a service partnership agreement with the City of Seattle is supporting service levels on this route. (See February 2010).

9 Express

Revise routing to terminate at Rainier Beach Station instead of Rainier Avenue S & S Henderson Street; no change to service levels in September. (See February 2010).

14 Southbound

Revise routing to operate between downtown Seattle and the Mount Baker neighborhood via the Mount Baker Station bus facility; Route 14 would still terminate in the Mount Baker neighborhood until approximately 11:00 p.m.; no change to service levels.

17

Through-route with Route 27 instead of Route 23 (White Center/Highland Park-Downtown Seattle).

23

Through-route Route 23 with routes 26/28 instead of Route 17 (Sunset Hill/Ballard-Downtown Seattle).

25

Through-route peak trips where feasible with Route 37 (Alki-Downtown Seattle); modify routing of midday trips in downtown Seattle to turn around at Pike Street.

26/28

Break the through-routes with routes 39 and 42, and through-route instead with routes 23 (White Center/Highland Park-Downtown Seattle) and new Route 124 (Tukwila International Boulevard Station-Downtown Seattle).

27

Through-route with Route 17 (Sunset Hill/Ballard-Downtown Seattle).

32

Discontinue Route 32; replacement service between Rainier Beach and Beacon Avenue S/S Myrtle Street would be provided by revised Route 106.

33

Through-route with Route 39.

34 Express

Reduce weekday morning trips from four to three trips; reduce afternoon trips from four to three trips; schedule in coordination with Route 7 Express.

35

No change to Harbor Island service.

36

Revise routing so that all diesel and trolley trips end at Othello Station (38th Avenue S/S Myrtle Street); replacement service between Rainier Beach and Beacon Avenue S/S Myrtle Street would be provided by revised Route 106; Route 36 will no longer serve the main entrance of the VA Medical Center during evening hours and on Sundays, and all trips will operate on Beacon Avenue South. (See February 2010).

37

Through-route with Route 25 (Laurelhurst/University District-Downtown Seattle).

38

Revise routing to operate between Beacon Hill Station and the Mount Baker Station bus facility, and discontinue service between SODO and Beacon Hill; revise frequency to operate every 20-30 minutes; revise span to operate approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

39

Revise routing to operate via South Othello Street and terminate at Othello Station (38th Avenue S/S Myrtle Street) instead of Rainier Avenue S/S Henderson Street in Rainier Beach; through-route with Route 33; operate every 30 minutes during weekday peak hours, every 45 minutes during midday and evening hours, and every 45 minutes on Saturday and Sunday until approximately 9:00 p.m.

42 Local & 42 Express

Revise routing on Route 42 Local to operate between Pioneer Square (Third Avenue South/South Main Street) and Columbia City (36th Avenue South/South Oregon Street) every 60 minutes from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; discontinue Route 42 Express; replacement service between Mount Baker Station and Rainier Beach would be provided by revised Route 8; replacement service between Rainier Beach Station and Rainier View would be provided by revised Route 107.

48

Revise routing to shorten route to improve reliability and terminate at the Mount Baker Transit Center; discontinue service between Rainier Avenue South/South Forest Street and Rainier Beach; improve weekday evening frequency from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; add trips to relieve student loads; replacement service between Rainier Avenue South/South Forest Street and Rainier Avenue South/South Henderson Street by way of ML King Jr. Way South will be provided by revised Route 8; the service partnership agreement with the City of Seattle is supporting service levels on this route.

60

Add two earlier morning trips arriving on Capitol Hill before 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. respectively on weekdays. (See February 2010).

106

Revise routing to operate via S Henderson Street, Rainier Beach Station, Carkeek Drive S, Beacon Avenue S, S Myrtle Street, Swift Avenue S, and Airport Way S in Georgetown; improve weekday peak-direction service (northbound in the morning, southbound in the afternoon) from every 20-30 minutes to every 15 minutes to provide additional capacity.

107

Revise the Route 107 proposal to serve Skyway and Rainier View via 74th Avenue South, Renton Avenue S, 68th Avenue S, the Avon/Beacon Avenue couplet currently served by Route 42, 51st Avenue, and Renton Avenue South between 51st Avenue SW and S Henderson Street; Route 107 would not operate on Lakeridge Drive; Route 107 would serve Rainier Beach Station and would terminate at Rainier Avenue South/South Henderson Street in Rainier Beach; improve p.m. peak frequency to every 15-30 minutes; operate evening and weekend service every 30-60 minutes.

114

Operate via NE Sunset Way and Duvall Avenue NE in the Renton Highlands.

124 (new)

Split existing Route 174 at Tukwila International Boulevard Station into two routes; new Route 124 would replace existing Route 174 between Tukwila International Boulevard Station and downtown Seattle; service would operate every 30 minutes between approximately 5:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., with two northbound and two southbound early morning owl trips between 1:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

126

Discontinue Route 126; portions of this route will be served by revised Route 154.

129 (new)

Operate new Route 129 during weekday peak hours with five morning and five afternoon trips between Tukwila International Boulevard Station and the Riverton Heights neighborhood in north SeaTac via 24th Avenue S; Route 129 will replace a portion of existing Route 170.

154

Revise routing to shorten Route 154 to operate between Tukwila Sounder Station and Federal Center South via East Marginal Way S; increase the number of trips to four morning northbound and four afternoon southbound trips, coordinated with Sounder train times.

167

This route will no longer stop at Coal Creek Parkway SE/SE 8th Street.

168

Extend to the Four Corners area of Maple Valley via Kent Kangley Road on weekdays.

170

Discontinue Route 170, replaced between Tukwila International Boulevard Station and S 116th Street by new Route 129.

174

Revise Route 174 to operate between Federal Way and Tukwila International Boulevard Station, and improve weekday peak service frequency from every 20-30 minutes to every 15 minutes to offset the discontinuation of Route 191; operate every 30 minutes at other times with two northbound and two southbound early morning owl trips between 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.; operate on International Boulevard in SeaTac instead of the Sea-Tac Airport drives.

179

Revise routing to operate through the Federal Way Transit Center; discontinue two morning trips and two afternoon trips, and operate a total of eight morning and eight afternoon trips.

191

Discontinue Route 191; service between S 272nd Street and S 160th Street would be replaced by more frequent peak service on revised Route 174.

196

Discontinue two morning and two afternoon trips, and operate a total of seven morning and seven afternoon trips.

240

Operate between Renton Transit Center and Clyde Hill via Duvall Avenue NE in the Renton Highlands.

Route

Service Revisions Planned for February 2010

8

Improve Route 8 weekday midday frequency (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) between Seattle Center, Capitol Hill, and Rainier Beach from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes.

9 Express

Improve midday service on weekdays from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes.

36

Improve Saturday service frequency from every 15 minutes to every 10 minutes.

60

Improve Route 60 peak frequencies on weekdays (6:00-9:00 a.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m.) from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes.

128

Revise Route 128 to serve Tukwila International Boulevard Station, via Tukwila International Boulevard Station, South 154th Street, and 42nd Avenue South.

140

Revise the routing of Route 140 to serve Tukwila International Boulevard Station and S 154th Street, and no longer serve Air Cargo Road, the Sea-Tac Airport drives, or McMicken Heights; improve evening service frequency from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes; service along Air Cargo Road will be replaced by revised Route 180; a portion of existing Route 140 service between McMicken Heights (Military Road S) and Southcenter will be replaced by new Route 156.

156 (new)

Operate new Route 156 between SeaTac (International Boulevard S/S 192nd Street) and Tukwila/Southcenter, and extend peak trips to the Tukwila Sounder Station; service will operate every 30 minutes on weekdays between approximately 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., and every 60 minutes on weekends between approximately 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

180

Revise the routing of Route 180 to serve Air Cargo Road, International Boulevard, and the Airport Link Station instead of the Airport drives; extend evening service to approximately 8:15 p.m.

194

Discontinue Route 194; service between Sea-Tac Airport and downtown Seattle will be replaced by Link light rail; service between Federal Way and Sea-Tac Airport will be replaced by enhanced ST Express service on Route 574; in SeaTac, Route 574 will make additional stops on South 188th Street at 42nd Avenue South and 46th Avenue South; service between Federal Way and downtown Seattle will be replaced by enhanced ST Express service on routes 577 and 578.

Updated June 8, 2009