Today King County released the list of proposed changes to bus service in anticipation of the light rail opening later in the summer. The biggest changes are that 3 of our neighborhood routes will now connect to the new Mount Baker light rail station. Here’s the highlights:
- Route 8 increases service to every 15 minutes during peak hours, and extends further south to MLK and the new Mount Baker light rail station at McClellan and then onwards to Rainier Beach.
- Route 14 discontinues continues service to Hunter Blvd in Mount Baker, and instead terminates a also adds service to the new Mount Baker light rail station.
- Route 48 will discontinue service to Rainier Beach (replaced by the extended 8), and instead stops at Mount Baker light rail station. Service increases to every 15 minutes in the evenings. However, it maintains all of its northern route to UW and Loyal Heights.
The proposals will be voted on at the King County Council later this month. If approved, the changes would take place starting in September.