Metro Transit is working with the City of Burien on an alternative service to replace the parts of Bus Route 139 –which was cut last September (read our previous coverage here) – that were used the most. This route was one of several Metro cut because of insufficient funding and low ridership. Metro and the city are now working together on an alternative service to replace the parts of Route 139 that were used the most. “We’re considering two possible routes for the shuttle,” reads an announcement. “Both would serve Seahurst, downtown Burien and the Burien Transit Center, Highline Medical Center, and Gregory Heights. Both would use a combination of scheduled service along a marked route plus a flexible service area where riders can call in advance to request a pickup. There are differences in travel times, how often the shuttle would run, and how service would operate in Gregory Heights.” Learn more about what’s being considered by clicking here. Share your thoughts by Feb. 5:

>>Learn more about Metro’s Alternative Services. Here’s a video interview of the September protestors: [youtube][/youtube]]]>

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2 replies on “Burien and Metro plan Route 139 replacement shuttle, seek comments”

  1. Being back the 139 for the sake of the sick, elderly, and children who just can’t make the walk up that hill to the hospital or school!

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