Metro’s service cuts announced in May go into effect tomorrow, September 2nd. These are due to the driver shortage, mechanic shortage, and supply-chain bottlenecks for bus parts. Metro is shrinking the schedule to fit the available resources to minimize mid-term or last-minute cancellations. Normally new schedules are available a week ahead, but I just saw the Rider Alert yesterday. Sound Transit and Community Transit also have their semi-annual service changes at the same time. Everett Transit had a change in June. Kitsap Transit doesn’t appear to have changes.
On September 2nd the following routes will be suspended (no service): 15, 16, 18, 29, 55, 64, 114, 121, 167, 190, 214, 216, 217, 232, 237, 268, 301, 304, 320, 342. The link above has an extensive list of alternatives for each route. These are all peak expresses I believe. With the loss of the 15 and 214/216/217, anecdotal reports predict overcrowding on the D and 218 peak hours.
- 10: 30 minutes after 8pm weekdays, after 6pm Saturdays, after 8pm Sundays.
- 20: Half-hourly off-peak, hourly at night.
- 28: Hourly off-peak.
- 73: Half-hourly peak hours, hourly otherwise.
- 79: Hourly.
- 225: Hourly.
- 230, 231: Each hourly. Combined half-hourly between Juanita and Kirkland.
- 255: Half-hourly after 7pm.
- 345: Hourly. Delete three northbound and three southbound trips after 6:35pm.
“Route 10 will have a decrease in service due to a reduction of the Seattle Transit Measure investment in the route…. To reduce the impact of reductions to Route 36, the City of Seattle is providing additional funding on this route in the PM Peak period through the Seattle Transit Measure.”
Routes with timing adjustments: 3, 4, 7, 8, 31, 32, 36, 44, 249.
Routes with stop location changes: 22, 208, 225, 249.
- F and 153: Continue long-term reroute due to I-405 overpass closure.
- 22: Extend last trip at 9:09pm to two additional stops.
- 107: Add two afternoon trips for Mercer International Middle School.
- 208: Add one trip westbound at 5:09am.
More below the fold.
Routes with timing adjustments: 510, 512, 513, 522, 532, 535, 550, 560, 574, 590, 592, 594. The 522 is retimed to match Link transfers better.
Routes with stop location changes: 545, 556, 566, 580. The 545’s Capitol Hill stop is replaced by a stop at Olive Way & Boren Avenue due to upcoming construction on Pike and Pine Streets.
Route 574 adds a round trip every day.
Good news in Snohomish County: Community Transit is getting an expansion.
More trips on routes 113, 130, 220, 240.
Half-hourly peak service on route 196.
Most routes have timing adjustments.