Bus Service Downtown Changes Effective Saturday

Bus signWith the Link Light Rail station open at Husky Stadium last Saturday, Metro Transit will be implementing changes to bus routes around Victory Heights that will eliminate direct bus service downtown except for commuter routes beginning Saturday the 26th.

The 72, which offered service from Lake City to downtown, will have its last run on Friday. After that, the 372 will have added runs but will only take you as far as Stevens Way at the University of Washington. From there you will have to walk 1/4 mile to the Husky Stadium Link Light Rail station in order to get downtown.  The 309 and 312 will continue to offer direct service during the morning and afternoon commutes Monday to Friday.

Over on 15th Avenue NE, the 73 will now only go as far as Husky Stadium. And service is eliminated completely on Sundays on 15th Avenue. Too bad if you want to go to any Seahawks or Mariner games, plays, events, work, or anything else you might have to do on a Sunday. You’ll have to walk over to Roosevelt and catch a bus there.

When Light Rail finally opens at Northgate in five years, hopefully east-west service will be improved on Northgate Way to make it convenient to use that station. Nevertheless, that is five years away.

Let us know if you have any alternatives to getting downtown via buses.

Northgate Sound Transit Presentation Thursday

As part of the regular Pinehurst Community Council meeting on Thursday, a representative of Sound Transit will be giving a presentation on its Link Light Rail extension to Northgate and beyond. The meeting will also include a talk about online communities for Pinehurst, an election for officers, and FREE PIZZA.

What:
Pinehurst Community Council Meeting

When:
Thursday, December 6th @ 6:30 pm

Where:
Pinehurst Amante Pizza and Pasta
12319 Roosevelt Way NE

Also, you can bring new socks/gloves/scarves/hats for the Seattle Police North Precinct Holiday Sock Drive and they’ll deliver them for you.

Reminder: Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting Thursday

Thursday night at the Meadowbrook Community Center at 7 PM the Thornton Creek Alliance will be having a meeting that will feature a program about the North Corridor of Sound Transit around Northgate. More details here.

Speaking of which, the Seattle Transit Blog has a post up today detailing the latest developments about the proposed parking garage at Northgate at the Light Rail station as well as a pedestrian overpass across the freeway to link to North Seattle Community College. In addition, the Cascade Bike Club has posted an Action Alert to encourage Sound Transit to go ahead with the overpass.

Thornton Creek Alliance Meeting June 28th

The Thornton Creek Alliance is having their next meeting on Thursday, June 28th from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE.

PROGRAM: Please join us for a panel discussion of the changes and challenges to Thornton Creek as the North Corridor Transit Project becomes further developed.  Come to learn and come to share your questions and concerns about Thornton Creek and the Watershed.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM:

  • Sound Transit
  • Seattle Public Utilities
  • State Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • State Department of Ecology

 

MEETING: Following the Educational Program there will be a brief update from committees and a presentation of our annual work plan