Time period deﬁnitions:
Peak, 5–9 a.m. and 3–7 p.m. weekdaysOff-peak, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays, 5 a.m.–7 p.m. weekendsNight, 7 p.m.–5 a.m. all days
Metro service reductionsproposed for February 2012
Starting in 2012, Metro Transit will nothave enough funds to maintain bus serviceat current levels. King County ExecutiveDow Constantine has asked the CountyCouncil to approve a congestion reductioncharge to help Metro maintain service fortwo years. The Executive also asked theCouncil to begin the process of reducingthe transit system by 17 percent, to asustainable level, if the congestion chargeis not approved.The Executive proposed an initialreduction of 100,000 hours of service totake effect next February. The proposedreductions are consistent with the serviceguidelines in Metro’s new Strategic Planfor Public Transportation. These guidelinesdeﬁne a process and priorities for reducingservice. The ﬁrst priority is to makereductions to routes that carry relativelyfew people per hour.The proposal eliminates entire routes or allservice during a speciﬁc period (peak, off-peak or night), or reduces how frequentlya service operates during an entire time-period. Most people who use the servicesproposed for reduction will have other,but less convenient options. The affectedroutes are listed below.
SummitDowntownSeattleDiscontinue service after 7:00p.m.
White CenterDowntownSeattleDiscontinue midday andweekend service
DowntownSeattleReduce peak frequency fromhalf-hourly to hourly
AlaskaJunctionAdmiralDistrictDiscontinue midday andweekend service
AlaskaJunctionAlki BeachReduce the span of service,operate between 9:00 a.m. and3:00 p.m. only
GregoryHeightsBurienDiscontinue service after 7:00p.m.
North BendIssaquahDiscontinue service after 7:00p.m.
WoodinvilleKirklandDiscontinue service after 7:00p.m.
BothellKirklandDiscontinue service after 7:00p.m.
Bothell/North Creek/AvondaleRedmondReduce frequency duringmidday and on Saturday fromhourly to every two hours, andend weekday service at 7:00p.m. rather than 8:00 p.m.
RedmondTotem LakeReduce frequency from half-hourly to hourly
KenmoreTotem LakeReduce peak frequency tohourly and midday frequencyfrom hourly to every two hours
Seward ParkDowntown Seattle
Mt Baker TransitCenterBeacon Hill
Columbia CityDowntown Seattle
Queen AnneU. District
Lake City/RavennaSeattle CBD
Riverton HeightsTukwila Int’l BlvdLink Station
Mirror Lake/WFederal WayDowntown Seattle
S Federal WayPark and RideDowntown Seattle
S Mercer IslandN Mercer Island
Seattle CBDGroup HealthAdmin. Ofﬁces
moving toward financial stability and sustainability
June 20, 2011