Seattle Area to Get a Big Boost in Late-Night Bus Service
"Late-night bus service [in King County] is poised to get a major upgrade this year," report Doug Trumm and Stephen Fesler.
The Night Owl route network will get a boost in service hours and see the legacy spaghetti routes give way to a connected, legible network. Up to 11,000 service hours would be allocated to expanded late-night bus service with 8,800 service hours directly funded by the City of Seattle through Proposition 1 dollars.
The Seattle area's new late-night transit service goes against the grain in transit service news in recent years. Washington, D.C. and Boston are the last two large cities to cut, or plan to cut, late night service.