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Metro to increase bus stop spacing for Route 70

Metro is planning to reduce the number of closely spaced bus stops on the Route 70 corridor. This change will help buses move faster and operate on a more reliable schedule, reduce energy consumption and emissions, and reduce Metro’s operating and maintenance costs.

Currently, the corridor has 35 bus stops between downtown Seattle and the University Bridge, with an average stop spacing of about 830 feet. The plan will remove six of these stops, increasing the average spacing between stops to about 1,015 feet.

As a result of this change, approximately nine percent of Route 70 riders who board on the corridor between downtown Seattle and the University Bridge will have to catch their bus at a different stop. When the project is completed, all riders should have a faster, more reliable trip.

The following stops are scheduled for closure on October 30, 2010:

Click a stop to view it on the map.

Route 70 Stop-Spacing Project
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The comment period for this project has ended. We appreciate all the comments we have received.

We'll keep you informed

Metro will consider your comments along with those made by others, and will keep you informed of changes to the plan through notices posted at each bus stop.

Metro will also send messages to KCMetro Alerts subscribers for Route 70.

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Updated: February 14, 2011