Annual Service Plan

Adapting our service to better serve our riders.

Routes 541, 542, 544

Eastside - Seattle via SR 520 (Operated by King County Metro)

Current and approved 2021 service

Continued suspension of Route 541.

Alternative service map for the continued suspension of Route 541.
Alternative service map for the continued suspension of Route 541.

Current and Proposed Service

  • September 2020: Service suspended. Instead of Route 541, riders traveling from Overlake Park-and-Ride to the U District may connect with Route 542 via KCM Rapid Ride B Line or Route 269 at the SR 520/NE 40th Street flyer stops. 
  • March 2021: Service remains suspended.
  • September 2021: Service remains suspended.

Current 542 route map

2021 SIP 542 current service map.

Route 542 map (September 2021)

Proposed ST Route 542 map. Anticipated implementation – September 2021.
  • September 2020: Daily weekday trips reduced from 90 to 81.
  • March 2021: Maintain September 2020 service levels.
  • September 2021: Maintain September 2020 service levels; end at U District Link Station. Passengers traveling to Green Lake can transfer to Link light rail at U District or UW Station and ride to Roosevelt Station. Synchronize with Link schedule to ease transfers.
  Time of day March 2020 September 2020 September 2021
How often do buses run on weekdays? Early AM 20 min. 20 min. 20 min.
AM rush 15 min. 20 min. 20 min.
Midday 30 min. 30 min. 30 min.
PM rush 15 min. 20 min. 20 min.
Evening 30 min. 30 min. 30 min.

Continued suspension of Route 544

Alternative service map for the continued suspension of Route 544.
Alternative service map for the continued suspension of Route 544.
  • September 2020: Service suspended. Passengers can use Route 545 and walk to South Lake Union or transfer to King County Metro Route 70. Passengers can also use Route 542 and transfer to Route 70.
  • March 2021: Service remains suspended.
  • September 2021: Service remains suspended.