New Frequent Buses Will Arrive More Frequently in Seattle

A few weeks after a major restructure of bus service, King County Metro Transit in Seattle is adding additional bus trips to a few particularly crowded lines.
April 13, 2016, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A press release from King County Metro Transit reports: "Starting Monday, April 11, King County Metro Transit is adding bus trips at key times on routes 28X and 62 to help ease crowding at peak commute times and offer a new earlier morning trip on Route 373 to better connect riders with the University District and Link light rail at UW Station."

"The changes draw on service hours Metro set aside as part of the major restructure of bus service March 26, which improved frequency and reliability on dozens of Metro routes serving Northeast Seattle and Capitol Hill and improved connections for riders to access new Link light rail stations at UW and Capitol Hill."

The press release, which includes additional details on the lines getting new trips and quotes from King County Metro officials, is shared on the Mass Transit magazine website.

We missed coverage of the bus system restructure when it launched in March, but an explainer post on the King County website previews the transit improvements looming at the time: both the bus restructure and the new light rail line connecting Downtown Seattle with Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.

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Published on Monday, April 11, 2016 in Mass Transit
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