LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Service Changes Mean Fewer Express Buses In Burien
Burien is losing more express Metro service to Downtown Seattle.
According to this new schedule, the last Burien Park and Ride express bus service into Seattle, leaves at 9:18 am. No express bus service will be offered again until 1:10 pm. This leaves a 4-hour commute time frame that gives riders the only options of going through West Seattle, or taking the Link. Both are very time consuming.
Contact the King County Department of Transportation and the Burien City Council with your concerns.
Metro Bus Route Changes â€“ Service revisions begin this Saturday, February 6.
Some midday trip eliminations on the 121, but two new a.m. and two new p.m. peak-period trips have been added.
Northbound trips leaving the Burien Transit Center at 9:58 am, 10:26 am and 1:09 pm, southbound trips leaving 3rd Ave & Pike St at 9:17 am and 1:36 pm, and the southbound trip leaving 7th Ave & Blanchard St at 12:17 pm will be discontinued.
Northbound Route 121 to downtown Seattle will have two new peak-period trips arriving at 3rd Ave & Pike St about 7:35 and 8:30 am. Southbound Route 121 to Burien will also have two new peak-period trips leaving 7th Ave & Blanchard St about 3:39 and 4:27 pm. WSDOT is funding these additional peak-period trips on Route 121 to keep people, businesses and the economy moving during Alaskan Way Viaduct construction. Visit
More service change information: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/up/scvchange.html
– Meg Van Wyk
Burien Park and Ride patron
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