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Metro adds trips for Oct. 6 King County Council night meeting

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Metro Transit will provide additional evening buses following the King County Council’s public hearing on recommended University Link bus changes Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Story

Metro Transit will provide additional evening buses following the King County Council’s public hearing on recommended University Link bus changes Tuesday, Oct. 6. The council’s open house starts at 6:30 p.m. with public testimony scheduled to begin after 7 p.m. The council’s meeting will take place at the Mountaineer’s Club, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle.

Metro routes 30, 74 and 75 serve the location, however routes 30 and 74 don’t typically operate late enough in the evening to carry riders home again after the hearing. To make sure this hearing is more accessible to riders, Metro will:

  • Extend the last two trips of Route 30 farther north on Sand Point Way to deliver passengers closer to the hearing location, dropping off riders at Northeast 77th Street.
  • Operate two additional southbound buses after the hearing on Sand Point Way. Riders who typically ride routes 30 and 74 can board at the southbound bus stop at Northeast 77th Street to serve passengers. Based on demand, a Metro supervisor stationed on Sand Point Way will coordinate bus departures when buses are full and assess riders’ destination needs. Buses will travel along the path of Routes 30 and 74 through Ravenna and the University District. The route 74 will continue on to Downtown Seattle making stops along Third Avenue to accommodate any returning passengers. Regular fares apply.
  • Continue to operate Route 75 every 30 minutes until midnight, connecting people to the UW, U District, Lake City and Northgate.

Information is online about the King County Council hearing about recommended bus service restructuring, as well as Metro’s recommended bus service restructure for Northeast Seattle, Capitol Hill and the Central Area.