King County Metro Transit is considering making changes next year to several bus routes serving Bellevue, partly to reduce duplication of the new RapidRide B Line, a bus rapid transit line that will connect Bellevue and Redmond starting in the fall of 2011.
Metro is looking to adjust bus routes to provide good connections with the B Line and Sound Transit Express bus routes. Potential changes could affect Metro routes: 221, 222, 225, 229, 230, 233, 240, 245, 246, 247, 249, 250, 253, 256, 261, 265, 266, 271, 272 and 926.
Metro will host two open houses to provide information, answer questions and gather feedback from residents and other riders:
- Bellevue: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. NE, (Served by Metro routes 221, 233, 253, 266 and 269).
- Redmond: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, Old Redmond Schoolhouse, 16600 NE 80th St., (Served by Metro routes 221, 224, 230, 245, 248, 251, 253 and Sound Transit Express 542 and 545).
Learn more by attending one of the meetings, or visiting King County Metro. People can also comment on bus route changes by filling out a survey or sending e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 206-205-8788 (English) or 206-296-5088 (Spanish).
The RapidRide B Line will provide frequent, fast, and reliable service between the transit centers in downtown Bellevue and Redmond via the Crossroads and Overlake areas.
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