Metro will cut bus routes on Mercer Island

Metro has proposed big changes in its service next year, due to high operating costs and low ridership on many routes.

Changes on Mercer Island include the elimination of Route 202 that stops on S.E. 24th Street at the Park and Ride at the Methodist Church. It provides access to and from I-90 via West Mercer Way.

Route 204 will remain and will ‘combine’ service between the South-end and the Mercer Island Park and Ride via Island Crest Way. It will operate for more hours of the day— between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. instead of ending at 3 p.m., but will not run during the weekends. It will only run every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.

Other routes to be eliminated due to low ridership include the 201, 203, 205. Route 216, which also stops at the park and ride will remain.

For more details, go here.

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