Major changes and cuts to many of Seattle’s bus routes loom if lawmakers don’t take steps to shore up King County Metro’s budget. Metro’s proposed service cuts include eliminating routes 4 and 27 entirely and changing routes 2, 3, 7 and others.
Metro says they’ve taken steps to avoid coming to this point, having already cut costs, raised fares, and put other efficiencies in place. But temporary funding from the state expires in June, and if lawmakers don’t step in, we’ll see drastic route reductions city-wide. Metro proposes eliminating 74 routes and changing 107 routes, resulting in 33 routes likely becoming more crowded. Though a bit of a scare tactic to spur Olympia to action, this could become a reality.
You can provide feedback on the cutbacks to [email protected]. A meeting will be held December 10th in downtown Seattle to discuss the cuts.
Downtown Seattle Service Reduction Public Meeting
Tue, December 10, 12pm – 2pm
Where: Union Station, 401 S Jackson Street, Seattle
Created by [email protected]
Description: Come talk with Metro staff about the service reduction proposal. The meeting will be an open house format – with the option to participate in a short, interactive presentation and small group discussion from 1-1:30 pm.