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File #: 2018-0399    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2018 In control: Mobility Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/17/2018
Enactment date: 9/19/2018 Enactment #: 18790
Title: AN ORDINANCE approving March 2019 public transportation service changes for King County.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Metro, transit
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18790.pdf, 2. A. March 2019 Public Transportation Service Changes for King County July 23, 2018, 3. B. March 2019 Public Transportation Service Changes Title VI Service Analysis, 4. 2018-0399 transmittal letter, 5. 2018-0399 - Letter Attachment 1-Route201, 6. 2018-0399 - Letter Attachment 2-MontlakeFwyStn, 7. 2018-0399 - Mercer Island Routes 201 and 204 Public Engagement Report, 8. 2018-0399 fiscal note, 9. 2018-0399_SR_March2019SvcChg.docx
Staff: Carlson, Paul


Clerk 08/10/2018


AN ORDINANCE approving March 2019 public transportation service changes for King County.



1.  The proposed changes to Metro's fixed route transit network include changes that affect service in the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island, Redmond, Seattle and Yarrow Point.

2.  The proposed changes are consistent with the policy direction and priorities adopted in Ordinance 18301, enacted June 16, 2016, in the 2015 update to King County Metro's Strategic Plan for Public Transportation 2011-2021 and associated Service Guidelines.

5.  Construction of the final phase of the SR-520 floating bridge replacement project will close the Montlake Freeway Station at Montlake Blvd and SR-520 in Seattle, requiring changes to all routes that currently serve these stops.

7.  The Service Guidelines direct Metro to reduce duplication of service where routes overlap or serve common destinations.

8.  In 2018, Metro conducted public outreach concerning proposed changes to service on Mercer Island provided by routes 201 and 204.

9.  The proposed service changes would eliminate Route 201 with the March 2019 service change.  A related administrative change would reinvest hours from the eliminated Route 201 into Route 204 in order to provide Saturday service.

10.  The proposed service changes would also convert Route 204 from a fixed-route service to a Dial-A-Ride-Transit (DART) route.  This would allow DART vehicles operating on Route 204 to pick up and drop off riders by reservation within a designated flexible service area off of the fixed route.


                     SECTION 1.  The March 2019 public transportation service changes for King

County, substantially as described in Attachment A to this ordinance, are hereby approved and shall be implemented effective March 23, 2019.