Laurelhurst blog dug deep into some proposed changes on Route 65 to take place as early as October, but probably in 2012. As far as I can tell this isn’t on the Metro website anywhere:
The proposed changes would include more stops along 40th Avenue NE where Metropolitan Market, the new Fire Station and businesses are located. The revised route would also include a new stop at Children’s Hospital…
[Metro planners feel] that there is enough potential ridership from Wedgwood and Meadowbrook to Children’s Hospital that would be attracted to the revised service that would result in more riders for the route. [They] estimate that the increased travel time would be approximately three minutes and that this is a reasonable tradeoff for improved service to a very important neighborhood facility.
You always like to see buses take the most direct route, but sometimes the big nodes aren’t on the big arterials.