King County Metro steps up bus trips and expands weekend, Night Owl service

By King County Executive

King County Metro and the City of Seattle have recently added hundreds of new bus trips and increased reliability on more than 50 bus routes across the county.

In partnership with the City of Seattle, Metro also will expand Night Owl bus service on more than a dozen routes to meet growing demand from late-night and early-morning workers.

The service also continues Community Mobility Contract service for the City of Seattle, purchased with funding from Proposition 1, passed by Seattle voters in 2014.

Riders can read details about changes on Metro’s website, http://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation. Changes also are included in an orange Rider Alert brochure and new purple-colored timetables available on buses and at customer service locations.

Service improvements by the numbers:
240 more trips each weekday
100 more Saturday trips; 153 more Sunday trips
Night Owl: From midnight to 5 a.m., riders will see additional trips on most of these night service routes in Seattle, White Center, Burien, Tukwila and direct service to SeaTac Airport. In partnership with the City of Seattle, the network includes 18 routes: 3, 5, 7, 11, 36, 44, 48, 49, 65, 67, 70, 120, 124, 180 and the RapidRide A, C, D and E lines
Crowding: Riders will see more trips to ease crowding in Seattle on routes 28, 40, and RapidRide C, D and E lines
Other added trips: Routes 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 40, 41, 44, 48, 50, 60, 65, 67, 70, 120, 131, 169, 269, 301, 316

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