Today King County Council unanimously adopted ordinance #2016-0199 that will revise routes 106 and 107, replace Route 38, reduce Route 9X, and increase service on Route 124. Read more detail about how each route will change. Changes to these routes will be made in September 2016.
Thanks to our partnership with the City of Seattle these changes will address a number of long-standing and unmet mobility needs south of downtown:
- It will be easier for communities of color, low-income and non-English speaking communities from around the county to access opportunities along the Martin Luther King Jr. corridor, including culturally and language-appropriate social services, healthcare, cultural events, family gatherings, religious and businesses.
- Riders will have new connections and service to and between south and north Beacon Hill, and maintained connections to Rainier Beach and Renton via an extended Route 107 that will serve Georgetown.
- Bus service every 15 minutes most of the time, to access services needed by the communities between Renton and downtown Seattle and Tukwila to downtown Seattle, based on population, employment and demographic analyses using Metro’s Service Guidelines.
In the coming weeks, Metro will continue to work with the Georgetown community and City of Seattle to improve the schedule reliability of the route 124 and to consider additional stops for the Route 107.
- Read King County Council’s news release announcing this decision.
- Learn more about the history of this project and the work that preceded it by reading blog posts categorized as Southeast Seattle.