Metro Updating Bus Service Feb. 5th; Here Are Changes To White Center Routes


King County Metro Transit announced Thursday, Jan. 27th that, beginning Saturday, Feb. 5th, it will be updating its bus service, including local routing and bus stop changes for approximately two dozen routes from various areas of the county that pass through downtown Seattle. The downtown changes are designed to keep people moving during the long-term construction along the Seattle waterfront and SODO area.

Here’s more from a press release:

That’s not the only change coming up in February. Bus riders across Metro’s service area should check winter schedules for the routes they use most often to see what’s new. They can prepare by picking up a new blue timetable and the Special Rider Alert brochure, which is also posted on Metro Online. Or, use the online Trip Planner for some advance research. Be sure to input a date of Feb. 5 or later, when using the Trip Planner.

Here are the highlights of the February changes for bus riders traveling to and from the White Center area:

  • On weekdays, trips will be added to Route 54 to increase the service frequency to every 10-15 minutes between 3:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Select trips will be deleted on routes 21, 23 and 131. Check the blue timetables or online Special Rider Alert for details;
  • In downtown Seattle, there are bus routes shifting from First Avenue to Third Avenue; from Third Avenue to Second/Fourth avenues; and new bus stop locations on Third Avenue for several routes. This affects local routes 21, 22, 37, and 85; and
  • Route 99 will loop to travel north on First Avenue and south on Alaskan Way, and buses will no longer be “wrapped” to look like the old waterfront streetcars.

Metro updates its routes and scheduling three times a year to improve service and keep up with the changing needs of transit customers.

Beyond bus service, Metro’s Rideshare Services provides resources for carpooling, vanpooling or vansharing. Carpooling and vanpooling match people traveling to common destinations. VanShare helps those who need to make a connection to or from bus service. You can VanShare from home and connect to your bus, or use VanShare from the bus stop or park-and-ride lot to complete a trip to work.

For information about all the services Metro provides, visit Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro, or call Metro Customer Information at (206) 553-3000.


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