Madison Park loses late-night service
The landslide defeat this week of King County's ballot measure to support public transportation will have a minor impact on our neighborhood if Metro's recently announced route cuts and service reductions are implemented. Press reports have noted that Bus Route 84 to Madison Park will be eliminated as a result of the changes Metro is planning. That route, however, is not the main bus route to Madison Park. Route 84 ("Night Owl") makes two runs to the neighborhood, leaving Third and Pine downtown and at 2:15 am and again at 3:30 am and arriving here at 2:32 am and 4:08 am respectively. Quick service on empty streets.
Our principal Metro Bus service, however, is along Route 11, which currently has a total of 52 bus runs from downtown to Madison Park each weekday, busses arriving at 42nd Avenue E. and E. McGilvra Street in the hours between 5:00 am and 1:30 am. Metro plans to reduce the number of runs by having the last run to the Park arrive at 11:30 pm. The expected bus arrival times (every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 30 minutes during mid-day) are expected to remain unchanged, however.
If approved by the Metropolitan King County Council, the proposed changes to Route 11 will take effect in September 2015.