King County Metro Transit expands Issaquah bus service

February 21, 2012

By Staff

Issaquah residents can expect more bus trips to Seattle under the latest King County Metro Transit service plan.

Officials added 500 hours for weekday service on Route 218 buses from the Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride to Seattle. The change comes as Metro Transit shifts more than 35,000 hours of service from lower-performing bus routes throughout the system to bolster service on high ridership routes.

King County Council members adopted the changes in a unanimous decision Jan. 30.

“This is another step in the long march towards reforming how Metro serves King County riders,” council Vice Chairwoman Jane Hague said in a statement. “Eastsiders over the course of this process are also going to see an overall increase in their service hours.”

The shift in service is also meant to address issues related to crowding and on-time performance, and add service to underserved corridors.

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One Response to “King County Metro Transit expands Issaquah bus service”

  1. Issaquah Lowlander on February 22nd, 2012 10:08 am

    I’ll note that us “lowlanders” aren’t getting more service out of the change, but at least these are real Issaquah-serving trips, so I’ll cheer anyway. Rah! (The last time I remember the Issaquah Press claiming an increase in “Issaquah” transit service, it was only some extra route 271 runs between the U District and Eastgate.)

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