Routes 510, 511, 512, 513

Snohomish County – Seattle (Operated by Community Transit)

Current 510/511/512/513 route map

Current ST Routes 510/511/512/513 map

Proposed (September 2021) 510/511/512/513 route map

Proposed ST Routes 510/511/512/513 map. Anticipated implementation – September 2021

Current and proposed service

  • September 2020: Daily trips reduced from 42 to 30.
  • March 2021 Proposal: Maintain September 2020 service levels.
  • September 2021 Proposal: Add a stop at Mountlake Terrace Freeway Station.
  Time of day March 2020 September 2020 2021 Proposal
How often do buses run on weekdays? Early AM 20 min. 20 min. 20 min.
AM rush 10 min. 10-30 min. 10-30 min.
PM rush 12 min. 12 min. 12 min.
  • September 2020: Daily trips reduced from 38 to 28.
  • March 2021 Proposal: Maintain September 2020 service levels.
  • September 2021 Proposal: Truncate at Northgate Link Station.
  Time of day March 2020 September 2020 March 2021 Proposal September 2021 Proposal
How often do buses run on weekdays? Early AM 20 min. 40 min. 40 min. 20 min.
AM rush 15 min. 20-30 min. 20-30 min. 15 min.
PM rush 15 min. 15 min. 15 min. 15 min.
  • September 2020: Restore to full schedule of 107 daily weekday trips.
  • March 2021 Proposal: Maintain September 2020 service levels.
  • September 2021 Proposal: Truncate at Northgate Station and discontinue stop at 145th St. Maintain September 2020 service levels.
  Time of day March 2020 September 2020 2021 Proposal
How often do buses run on weekdays? Early AM/AM rush 15 min. 15 min. 15 min.
Midday/PM rush/evening 15 min. 15 min. 15 min.
Late evening 30 min. 30 min. 30 min.
How often do buses run on Saturdays? All day 15 min. 15 min. 15 min.
How often do buses run on Sundays? All day 30 min. 30 min. 30 min.
  • September 2020: Daily trips reduced from 20 to 12.
  • March 2021 Proposal: Maintain September 2020 service levels.
  • September 2021 Proposal: Truncate at Northgate Link Station and add stops at Lynnwood Transit Center and Ash Way Park-and-Ride. Increase service levels.
  Time of day March 2020 September 2020 March 2021 Proposal September 2021 Proposal
How often do buses run on weekdays? Early AM 30 min. 60 min. 60 min. 15 min.
Am rush 15 min. 30 min. 30 min. 15 min.
PM rush 20-30 min. 60 min. 60 min. 15 min.

Why are we proposing these changes?

  • Truncating Routes 511, 512 and 513 at Northgate Station provides consistent service levels from Snohomish County by leveraging the new Link extension at Northgate and conserving resources.
  • Route 510 would continue to provide direct service to downtown Seattle. A new stop at Mountlake Terrace would provide a connection for riders wishing to connect with the rest of the network.

What does this mean for riders?

Benefits

  • Increased service levels on Route 513, in addition to two new stops at Ash Way Park-and-Ride and Lynnwood Transit Center, would provide much more frequent peak service for Snohomish County riders.
  • Ending Routes 511, 512 and 513 at Northgate would allow riders to access new destinations served by Link light rail and avoid congestion on part of I-5.
  • Route 510 riders would continue to have direct access to downtown Seattle and would also have the option to transfer at Mountlake Terrace to routes serving Northgate Station.

Trade-offs

  • Riders on Routes 511, 512 and 513 would need to transfer in order to reach downtown Seattle, which could save up to 2 minutes or increase travel time by up to 6 minutes.
  • The addition of stops at Ash Way Park-and-Ride and Lynnwood Transit Center on Route 513 would result in greater travel time for riders traveling to Everett.
  • The addition of the Mountlake Terrace stop on Route 510 would result in approximately 2 minutes greater travel time for riders traveling to downtown Seattle.
  • Removing the 145th St. stop on Route 512 would cause riders who use that stop to use alternate service. Riders who travel from the 145th St. stop would continue to have access via Metro’s Route 304 to downtown Seattle during the rush hours, and via Route 347 which provides a connection nearby at NE 145 St and 5th Ave NE.

Draft Title VI evaluation

    • Disparate impact: No. The proposed change affects an area with a minority population of 39.1%, lower than the Sound Transit District average of 39.7%.
    • Disproportionate burden: Yes. The proposed change affects an area with a low-income population of 20.5%, higher than the Sound Transit District average of 16.4%.
    • Due to the determination of a disproportionate burden, results from public input and a review of alternatives will help shape the final proposal.
    • Disparate impact: No. The proposed change affects an area with a minority population of 38.8%, lower than the Sound Transit District average of 39.7%.
    • Disproportionate burden: No. The proposed change affects an area with a low-income population of 16.0%, lower than the Sound Transit District average of 16.4%.
    • Disparate impact: No. The proposed change affects an area with a minority population of 38.7%, lower than the Sound Transit District average of 39.7%.
    • Disproportionate burden: Yes. The proposed change affects an area with a low-income population of 18.5%, higher than the Sound Transit District average of 16.4%.
    • Due to the determination of a disproportionate burden, results from public input and a review of alternatives will help shape the final proposal.
    • Disparate impact: No. The proposed change affects an area with a minority population of 37.5%, lower than the Sound Transit District average of 39.7%.
    • Disproportionate burden: Yes. The proposed change affects an area with a low-income population of 17.8%, higher than the Sound Transit District average of 16.4%.
    • Due to the determination of a disproportionate burden, results from public input and a review of alternatives will help shape the final proposal.