Northwest NEWS

February 1, 1999

Local News

Metro Transit to modify bus routes

   Metro will modify some bus service in Seattle and King County as part of regular winter service changes beginning Saturday, Feb. 6.

   Riders should check the new red timetables and special rider alert brochure to see if service revisions affect their routes. Timetables and brochures are available on buses and at Metro information racks at businesses and libraries throughout King County.

   Route 233 serving Overlake and Bellevue will be extended to serve the Bear Creek Park & Ride lot and Avondale Road Northeast by way of State Route 520. It will no longer serve 150th and 148th Avenue Northeast, and 156th Avenue Northeast south of Northeast 40th Street.

   Weekday service on Route 255, serving Kingsgate, Totem Lake, Juanita, Kirkland, and downtown Seattle, will be improved to every 30 minutes, 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., between the Kirkland Transit Center and downtown Seattle. Saturday service will be improved to every 30 minutes, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., between Kirkland and downtown.

   Route 263, serving Lake Washington Technical College, Redmond, Microsoft, Overlake, and downtown Seattle, will begin serving the Redmond Park & Ride lot by way of Northeast 85th Street and 164th Avenue Northeast.

   For more information about bus service, call Metro's 24-hour rider information number, 206-553-3000 (voice), 206-684-1739 (TTY), or 800-542-7876 (toll-free). Information is also available through Metro Online: http://transit.metrokc.gov.