Due to annual budget shortfalls, King County Metro is facing possible route eliminations and/or reductions in the near future. Although ridership has continually increased, funding for King County Metro’s services have continued to fall faster than revenues have risen.
What does this mean for me?
- 1/3 of Metro’s routes (65 routes) may be eliminated, and another 40% (86 routes) may be reduced or rerouted. The remaining 1/3 of routes that did not change would see a significant increase in passengers whose routes were eliminated or altered.
- People who depend on consistent and convenient routes to work and school may have to transfer multiple times.
- Buses serving less popular communities, particularly in East King County, would face significant reductions or route eliminations.
Affected buses serving Bellevue College
To be Eliminated: 210, 211, 215, 216
To be Reduced/Revised: 221, 226, 241, 245, 246, 271
Want to make your voice heard? A public hearing is scheduled for comments from the public:
Tuesday, May 14th
3:30 PM [Open House and Briefing]
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM [Public Testimony]
Union Station, 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/455481031211147/
Can’t make it there? Submit your testimony online here: http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/testimony.aspx
For more information: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/am/future/