On March 25, Route 555 will no longer serve Eastgate or Issaquah; customers can ride King County Metro Route 271 between Bellevue and Issaquah.
Currently, almost 80% of the current ridership on Route 555 is between Northgate Transit Center and Bellevue Transit Center, with the Bellevue-Eastgate-Issaquah segment carrying very few riders per trip. To maximize resource efficiency, Sound Transit would eliminate the low-performing route segment. Resources will be reinvested into improving reliability on Route 554.
Daily customer impact: 175 of 740 (24%) will incur a transfer and additional travel time