The buses are out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, but that’s not the only change that’s happening to our downtown streets! As of March 23, there are now more trips on bus routes with high ridership demand serving many parts of Seattle to make transit an even more reliable option during the #SeattleSqueeze and beyond.
Thanks to Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Proposition 1, the following routes now have more trips to get you where you need to go, when you need to go.
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- Route 40: Added 11 daily trips on weekdays, providing 10-minute or better service from 6AM – 7PM
- Route 41: Improved Night Owl service (late-night bus service in your neighborhood) on Saturdays
- Route 50: Improved weekday midday service with buses coming every 20 minutes
- Route 106: Added 48 trips on Sundays, providing 15-minute or better service from 8AM – 7PM to match Saturday service levels
- Route 120: Added 28 trips on weekdays, providing 10-minute or better service from 6AM – 7PM and added 43 trips on Sundays, providing 15-minute or better service from 8AM – 7PM to match Saturday service levels
For additional service information on routes 15, 102, 111, 204 and 312, check out King County Metro’s website.
71% of Seattle households are now within a 10-minute walk of 10-minute or better transit service!
With the weekday service improvements on Routes 40 and 120, 71% of Seattle households are now within a 10-minute walk of 10-minute or better transit service, up from just 25% in 2015. We’re excited to partner with Metro to bring you the transit service you need to get around Seattle.
Upgrades on the remaining routes are helping to increase options and access for bus riders at all times of the day, and all days of the week.
What is STBD Proposition 1?
STBD Proposition 1 was passed by Seattle voters in November 2014. Through a $60 vehicle license fee and 0.1% sales tax increase, STBD raises roughly $50 million per year to fund improved King County Metro transit service within Seattle. It helps us improve transit access and options for students, low-income families, and more.
Check out the STBD Year 3 Annual Report for more information.
Reminder: this is Chapter 2 of the Seattle Squeeze.
In case you missed it, March 23 also marked the end of buses operating in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (home now to Link light rail-only). All buses that previously operated in the tunnel are now serving stops on downtown surface streets. For more information, check out Metro’s website.
Over the next five years, Seattle’s downtown will be in a state of transition to meet the needs of our growing city and region – #SeattleSqueeze. We’re making changes to our city and to our regional transportation system and help people get where they need to go safely and efficiently, and we’re excited to provide expanded, reliable transit service to get you where you need to go.