Kent – Overlake (Operated by Pierce Transit)
Route 567 continued suspension
Current and proposed service
- September 2020: Service suspended.
- March 2021 Proposal: Service remains suspended
- September 2021 Proposal: Service remains suspended.
Why are we proposing these changes?
- Route 567 primarily serves commuters, and ridership on this route is not expected to rebound in 2021 due to workers continuing to work remotely.
- Service adjustments in September 2020 were necessary to preserve coverage on South King County routes.
- In March 2021, service levels from September 2020 would be maintained because ridership is not expected to rebound significantly on many routes through 2021.
What does this mean for riders?
- Suspending Route 567 allows for greater frequency and coverage on Routes 560 and 566 than would otherwise be possible.
- Riders traveling between Auburn and Bellevue during midday would need to use King County Metro Route 160 between Auburn, Kent, and Renton, and Route 560 between Renton and Bellevue.
- Riders traveling between Kent and Bellevue/Overlake in peak hours would need to use Route 566, which would add up to 13 minutes of travel time in the evening rush hour.
Draft Title VI evaluation
- Disparate impact: Yes. The proposed change affects an area with a minority population of 54.6%, higher than the Sound Transit District average of 39.7%.
- Disproportionate burden: Yes. The proposed change affects an area with a low-income population of 17.9%, higher than the Sound Transit District average of 16.4%.
- Due to the determination of both a disparate impact and disproportionate burden, results from public input and a review of alternatives will help shape the final proposal.