Link Connections - Redmond Options

Riders in Redmond have several different options for the service change.

Option A - No changes to routes

Image of 520 service change option a for Redmond

 

 

ROUTE

FREQUENCIES
(in minutes)

 

SPAN OF SERVICE

PEAK

MIIDDAY

NIGHTS

WEEKEND

WEEKDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

268

9 total trips

n/a

n/a

n/a

Peak Only

n/a

n/a

541

15-20

n/a

n/a

n/a

Peak Only

n/a

n/a

542

15-20

30

n/a

n/a

5:30am-
7:30pm

n/a

n/a

545

 

6-10

 

15

 

30-60

 

30

4:30am-
11:50pm

6:15am-
11:15pm

6:15am-
11:15pm

 

Option B - More frequent service

Image of 520 service change option b for Redmond

 

 

ROUTE

FREQUENCIES
(in minutes)

 

SPAN OF SERVICE

PEAK

MIIDDAY

NIGHTS

WEEKEND

WEEKDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

268

9 total trips

n/a

n/a

n/a

Peak Only

n/a

n/a

541

15

20

30

n/a

6:00am-
9:00pm

n/a

n/a

542

15

20

30

n/a

5:30am-
9:00pm

n/a

n/a

545

 

6-8

 

15

 

30

 

15

4:30am-
12:30am

6:00am-
12:00am

6:00am-
12:00am

Summary of Changes

  • Route 545 would be shifted to connect to the University of Washington Station and University District throughout the day.
  • Route 545 would run every six to seven minutes in both directions during rush hours.
  • Route 545 would run more often during evenings and on weekends.
  • Route 545 weekend service would run every 15 minutes.
  • Route 542 would provide new, direct service to the South Lake Union core, and serve current Route 545 stops in the Denny Triangle and Capitol Hill neighborhoods.
  • Route 542 would run more often during midday.
  • Route 542 would provide service to South Kirkland Park-and-Ride.
  • Route 542 would run later in the evening.
  • Route 541 would run every 20 minutes during midday.
  • Route 541 would run later in the evening.
  • Route 541 would be extended from the University District to Green Lake Park-and-Ride at all times.
  • There would be new connections to South Kirkland.
  • There would be new connections to South Lake Union.

Results

  • Connections between Redmond and the University District would be significantly improved.
  • There would be improved connection to South Lake Union during weekdays.
  • There would be new connections to South Kirkland.
  • Since buses would run more often during rush hours, evenings and weekends, wait times would be reduced.
  • Service would become more reliable since buses would avoid congestion in downtown Seattle and on I-5.
  • A transfer would be required at the University of Washington Station for riders going to/from downtown Seattle.
  • Eastside connections to/from the Denny Triangle and Capitol Hill neighborhoods would be maintained.
  • Buses would run more often on weekdays and weekends.

Option C - Service with more connections

Image of 520 service change option c for Redmond

 

 

ROUTE

FREQUENCIES
(in minutes)

 

SPAN OF SERVICE

PEAK

MIIDDAY

NIGHTS

WEEKEND

WEEKDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

268

9 total trips

n/a

n/a

n/a

Peak Only

n/a

n/a

541

15

30

30

n/a

6:00am-
9:00pm

n/a

n/a

542

15

30

30

n/a

5:30am-
9:00pm

n/a

n/a

545

 

6-10

 

15

 

30

 

15

4:30am-
12:30am

6:00am-
12:00am

6:00am-
12:00am

Summary of Changes

  • Route 545 would be shifted to connect to the University of Washington Station and University District throughout the day.
  • Route 545 would run every six to seven minutes in both directions during rush hours.
  • Route 545 would run more often evenings and on weekends.
  • Route 545 would run every 20 minutes on weekends.
  • Route 542 would provide new, direct service to the South Lake Union core, and serve current Route 545 stops in the Denny Triangle and Capitol Hill neighborhoods.
  • Route 542 would run later in the evening.
  • Route 541 would be extended from the University District to Green Lake Park-and-Ride at all times.
  • Midday service running every 30 minutes would be added to Route 541.
  • Route 541 would run later in the evening.
  • Route 541 would provide service to the South Kirkland Park-and-Ride.
  • Improved connections would be provided to the Microsoft Campus via nearby surface streets on both routes 541 and 542.
  • There would be new connections to South Kirkland.
  • There would be new connections to South Lake Union.
  • There would be improved connections to the Microsoft Campus.

Results

  • Connections between Redmond and the University District would be significantly improved.
  • There would be improved weekday connection to South Lake Union.
  • There would be new connections to South Kirkland.
  • Buses running more often during rush hours, evenings and weekends would reduce wait times.
  • Service would be more reliable since buses would avoid congestion in downtown Seattle and on I-5.
  • A transfer would be required at the University of Washington Station for riders going to/from downtown Seattle.
  • Eastside connections to/from the Denny Triangle and Capitol Hill neighborhoods would be maintained.
  • There would be improved connections to the Microsoft Campus.