Link Connections – Metro adds trips for Oct. 6 King County Council night hearing

Link Connections

Link is coming to Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium in early 2016. Metro and Sound Transit are working with the public to plan how bus service will connect with new light rail.

Metro will provide additional evening buses following the King County Council’s Tuesday, Oct. 6, public hearing on recommended University Link bus changes. The council’s open house starts at 6:30 p.m. with public testimony scheduled to begin after 7 p.m. The council’s meeting will take place at the Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle. (Please note: attendees can get to the Mountaineers Club by using the 74th Street entrance to Magnuson Park and taking the first left.)

Metro routes 30, 74 and 75 serve the location, however routes 30 and 74 don’t typically operate late enough in the evening to carry riders home again after the hearing. To make sure this hearing is more accessible to riders, Metro will:

  • Extend the last two trips of Route 30 farther north on Sand Point Way to deliver passengers closer to the hearing location, dropping off riders at Northeast 77th Street.
  • Operate two additional southbound buses after the hearing on Sand Point Way. Riders who typically ride routes 30 and 74 can board at the southbound bus stop at Northeast 77th Street to serve passengers. Based on demand, a Metro supervisor stationed on Sand Point Way will coordinate bus departures when buses are full and assess riders’ destination needs. Buses will travel along the path of Routes 30 and 74 through Ravenna and the University District. The route 74 will continue on to Downtown Seattle making stops along Third Avenue to accommodate any returning passengers. Regular fares apply.
  • Continue to operate Route 75 every 30 minutes until midnight, connecting people to the UW, U District, Lake City and Northgate.

Visit the King County Council’s website for information about the hearing. Find details about the recommended bus service changes for Northeast Seattle, Capitol Hill and the Central Area on Metro’s website.

Can’t make the public hearing? Read a related blog post for additional ways to tell King County Council what you think of these changes.