This bus is for you, Eastside! We’ve enhanced service and restored routes around the area’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods. It’s all part of the Oct. 2 countywide service change. 

Countywide, we’ve restored 36 routes, including these on the Eastside: 

Routes 217 (serving downtown Seattle to Issaquah, 246 from Clyde Hill to the Eastgate Park and Ride), and 249 (from Overlake to South Kirkland and Bellevue) have gone from fully suspended to fully restored.   

  • Peak time-only Routes 214, 216, 232, 237, 268 and 342 have gone from fully suspended to partially restored.  
  • Route 255 and Route 271 have seen midday and evening service restored, running every 15 minutes.  
  • Other Eastside routes got additional service, including the 204, 208, 214, 216, 217, 221, 225, 226, 241 and 250.  

And while we’re at it: Share your thoughts on future service 

Coming in 2023, the first of 10 Sound Transit Link light rail stations connecting Seattle and the Eastside open. Metro and Sound Transit are working together to develop an Eastside regional transit network that wraps bus service around light rail so people can get where they want to go. To learn more and provide comments, please visit 

 Learn more about specific bus changes around the county at