February 2011 brings change to your bus route

Can you be found on a bus in Mountlake Terrace? If so than, changes may be coming to your bus route!

February 2011 heralds the opening of the new Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station, built by Midmountain Contractors, Inc with the support of WSDOT and Sound Transit. This 40.9 Million dollar project will allow Sound Transit buses to serve the freeway station and provide a greater number of service routes to the area.

On September 7th, after a commuter comment period between August 19th and September 6th, the City of Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission submitted recommendations regarding the upcoming changes, seen below in summary.

112 – Expand route to serve the Transit Center

130 – Move route from 58th Ave W to 56th Ave W

408 – Discontinue service

413 – Endorses the route to provide service to Melody Hill

414 – No opinion as MLT would not be greatly affected. This route is proposed to be rerouted through the Freeway Station.

415 – Endorses the route to provide service to Melody Hill

477 – Opposed to the removal of this route, but if removed service to the Transit Center would be replaced by the 111 local route in Brier and the 112 in Mountlake Terrace.

In addition the Freeway Station would be served by the Sound Transit routes 511 and 513 frequently throughout the day.

These changes will be voted on at the October 7th board meeting.

Let us know what you think! Vote in the poll below:

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  1. The biggest problem with Community Transit is mismanagement. No other public transit agency in the region had to make the kind of service cuts that Community Transit made.

    I rode the 477 to downtown Seattle for almost 10 years. It passed right by my house off of 44th. It was great bus service and I sure miss it. Now I have to get in my car and drive down to the park and ride which is a zoo every morning. Not the end of the world, just a small reduction in quality of life. The new goal of Community Transit seems to be getting people into their cars to drive to the park and ride. I always thought public transit existed as a way to get people out of their cars. Community Transit is going backwards.

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