Office of the Mayor
Kent bus service cuts subject of public workshop, Aug. 11
KENT, Wash. – August 1, 2014 – King County Metro staff will be in Kent Monday, Aug. 11 to discuss upcoming transit cuts. The workshop will take place from 10 – 11:30 a.m. the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.
Slated to begin September 27, the King County Council approved the first 161,000 hours of Metro transit reductions which includes Routes 152, 161, 173 which serve Kent park-and-ride lots along Interstate 5.
According to Kent’s Senior Transportation Planner Monica Whitman, another 188,000 service hours are to be cut in February barring an upward trend in the county's economic forecast and review by an ad hoc committee.
“Specific routes have not been confirmed; however, a number of Kent East Hill routes are likely to be restructured,” Whitman said.
Metro staff will be available to answer questions and gather feedback. More information is available at KingCounty.gov/metro/future.
Michelle Wilmot, Kent Community and Public Affairs