Metro made an announcement yesterday with details of the cuts they will be making to their bus service if they do not get additional funding. This reduction in service is not a big surprise to many since Metro has been warning about this funding shortfall for at least a year and a half when it came up when Madrona fought to keep the #2 route from changing.
According to Metro neighborhood website Madrona has 5 bus routes: #2, #3, #27, #84, #988, but this does not includes many listed under the Central District including the #8 that runs along the edge of Madrona on MLK Jr Way. In the latest release, Metro has proposed to delete 74 routes and reduce or revise 107 routes. Under the category of routes to be deleted, Metro has listed #27 and #84. Under the category of reduced or revised routes, Metro has listed #2, #3, and #8.
If you are concerned, there are several public outreach meetings already scheduled including the closest meeting in Downtown Seattle: Tuesday, Dec. 10, noon- 2 p.m., Union Station. In addition, Metro has contacted the Madrona Community Council to set up a meeting in Madrona, but the meeting has not been confirmed. There is talk it would be during the normal Madrona Community Council meeting which would be December 3rd at 7:15 PM at the Madrona Shelterhouse. Check back to this blog for confirmation of this meeting. In the mean time, you can contact Metro by emailing Bus2Riders@gmail.com to be added to the contact list or call Shoshana at 940-8870.