Prepare for reduced Metro service through the holidays
December 20, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 20, 2010
King County Metro Transit starts more than a week of reduced service Friday, as holidays cause a drop-off in the number of bus riders.
The transit agency operates on a reduced weekday schedule Friday, Christmas Eve. Metro Transit uses a Sunday schedule on Saturday, Christmas.
Then, Metro Transit operates on a reduced weekday schedule from Dec. 27-31. The agency uses a Sunday schedule again Jan. 1, New Year’s Day.
The planned reductions occur as Metro Transit usually has 20 percent to 40 percent fewer weekday riders.
The agency offers a list of affected routes to help riders prepare. During the reduced weekday schedules, some commuter and school-oriented routes do not operate, and other routes have individual trips canceled.
In addition, Metro Transit plans to raise fares next year in order to tackle a budget shortfall.