Route 44 to get stop reduction
Watch out bus riders, King County Metro will be cutting five stops going each way on Route 44. The cut is estimated to be happening sometime in September of this year (next month!).
By reducing the number of spots the bus has to stop, Metro expects service to be faster and more efficient, making it more timely and reliable. Metro will be cutting ten stops total, increasing the space between each from 900 feet to 1,050. Currently the bus makes about 30 spots going one way from Ballard to U-District.
However, Metro predicts about 7 percent of riders will have to catch the bus at a different stop than they are used to.
The following stops are slated to be cut:
- 26th Ave NW, eastbound and westbound
- 17th Ave NW, eastbound and westbound
- 14th Ave NW, eastbound and westbound
- 6th Ave NW, eastbound
- 5th Ave NW, westbound
NE Pacific St, northbound and southbound
Comments can still be made by using the online form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Route44, or by phone by calling Metro's message line at 206-263-4478 and leaving a message with the location of your stop.
For more information, visit the metro website: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/up/sc/plans/2012/44/