Northwest NEWS

September 17, 2001


Metro Transit launches new, revised service

King County Metro Transit will launch a major service expansion starting Saturday, Sept. 29. It will be the second largest service change in Metro history.
   County Executive Ron Sims said the county has been working with bus riders, neighborhoods, and local cities for more than a year to develop these service changes.
   In June, the County Council approved Sims' plan for an additional 124,000 hours of transit service improvements.
   "We have several new routes. We have also revised routes to be more convenient and efficient. And, we've teamed up with Sound Transit to greatly increase service along some popular corridors," said Sims.
   Most of the service changes begin Sept. 29, although some will start next February.
   Locally, the September changes include:
   € Increasing rush-hour service on Route 232 between Duvall, Redmond and Bellevue;
   € Adding trips on Route 311 between Duvall, Woodinville and Seattle;
   € New Route 236 providing all-day service between Woodinville and Kirkland;
   € Adjusting the number of trips on Route 237 from Woodinville to Bellevue;
   € Revising service on Route 251 and replacing some of it with new Route 265; and
   € Discontinuing Route 931 between Woodinville and Kirkland.
   For detailed information, check out Metro Online at, or call Metro Rider Information at (206) 553-3000.
   New orange timetables will be available Sept. 19, along with "Special Rider Alert" brochures. Look for them on buses and at Metro information racks, libraries, and work sites.