November 4, 2012 at 8:20 AM
More evening RapidRide buses hit street, starting Monday
Four more evening buses will be added to the new RapidRide C Line from downtown to West Seattle, after King County Metro Transit found the route was missing its goal of service every 10 minutes.
Two trips will be added Monday and two on Tuesday, Nov. 13, between 5:15 and 6:45 p.m. Three of the four will start in Belltown, skipping the delays that afflict regular buses at lower Queen Anne. Since its massive service change Sept. 29, Metro used a contingency fund to add trips on the C, 55, and 120 lines serving West Seattle.
The underlying problem of traffic saturation persists through downtown, where performance of the region’s entire transit network teeters every weekday.
“We’ve monitored the reliability issue for a month, and know that people depend on our buses for their daily routine,” said Metro General Manager Kevin Desmond, in a statement. “We’re going to keep working at it until we get it right.”
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