What do you think about the future of transit service near the downtown Seattle waterfront.
Route 99 is leaving First Avenue
Transit service along First Avenue near the downtown Seattle waterfront will change in the near term with projects like the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the City of Seattle's Center City Connector Streetcar beginning construction soon.
Streetcar construction is slated to begin late this summer or early this fall and Route 99 will move to Third Avenue (northbound) and Second Avenue (southbound). Metro is proposing to delete this route next March. There are many alternative bus routes on Third Avenue for riders to choose from, and the new streetcar is scheduled to begin serving First Avenue in 2020.
We considered moving Route 99 to Western Avenue instead of Third Avenue, but found that road conditions on Western Avenue would not support bus operations.
New Belltown stops proposed
To help riders who would be affected by lost service in Belltown, Metro is proposing to add a new pair of bus stops for Route 29 at Broad Street and the intersections of First Avenue and Second Avenue. These would connect to service between Belltown and Pioneer Square.
Please share your comments about the changes to Route 99 and your ideas for the future of transit service in this area in this survey.