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Hours added: 61,900
Studies show that when passengers can count on service being available at all times of day, ridership increases—even during commute hours. A portion of Transit Now funding was earmarked to add service on routes that have high ridership, with the goal of producing a network of routes with all-day, two-way bus service that connects residential, business, and recreational centers throughout the county.
Metro added more than 60,000 hours of service in high-ridership corridors named in the Transit Now ordinance.
In 2009, Metro added more service on Route 8 and extended Route 36 to the new Othello light rail station. Changes to routes 8 and 36 were part of a larger set of changes to more than 20 routes to improve connections between Metro buses and Link light rail.
Routes that received additional service under Transit Now
|8||Capitol Hill—Seattle Center|
|36||Beacon Hill—Downtown Seattle|
|164||Kent—Green River Community College|
|181||Auburn/Green River Community College—Federal Way|
|271||Bellevue—Eastgate/Bellevue Community College|
|358||Aurora Village—Downtown Seattle|
The corridors where RapidRide service is planned also are high-ridership corridors.
|C||54||West Seattle—Downtown Seattle|
|D||15, 18||Ballard—Downtown Seattle|
|E||358||Aurora Village—Downtown Seattle|