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Metro Transit staff to answer questions on proposed service changes prior to Council public hearing


Debut of light rail may affect bus service in SE Seattle and SW King County


The public will have a chance to comment on significant the September service changes proposed by Metro Transit in connection with the scheduled July 18 start of Sound Transit’s Link light rail service.

The Metropolitan King County Council’s Physical Environment Committee and the Budget and Fiscal Management Committee will host a joint meeting next week to take public testimony.

For one hour before the start of the meeting, staff from Metro Transit will be available to meet with the public to provide information and answer questions about the proposed route changes:

Tuesday, April 28
Public Q and A with Metro Transit staff: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m.
Council chambers
10th floor, King County Courthouse
Third and James Streets

The council is scheduled to vote within the next six weeks on proposed Metro bus service changes for southeast Seattle and southwest King County that would occur next September or February.

Metro is proposing to change bus service once Sound Transit’s Link light rail service begins. The purpose of these changes is to connect neighborhoods to Link stations, avoid duplication of transit services, and make bus service more efficient.

These changes could affect Metro routes: 7, 7 Express, 8, 9 Express, 14, 32, 34 Express, 36, 38, 39, 42, 42 Express, 48, 60, 106, 107, 126, 128, 140, 154, 170, 174, 179, 180, 191, and 194.

All service changes must be approved by the King County Council.

The special evening meeting will be carried live on King County TV on Comcast and Broadstripe Cable Channel 22, and replayed in its entirely several more times in the weeks to follow. For a schedule or to view streaming video of the meeting, visit the KCTV Web site.  

Proposed bus changes in southeast Seattle

Proposed bus changes in southwest King County
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