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Kent workshop on Aug. 11 to discuss Metro Transit's bus service cuts

Metro Transit will have a workshop about bus cuts on Aug. 11 in Kent. - COURTESY PHOTO, Metro Transit
Metro Transit will have a workshop about bus cuts on Aug. 11 in Kent.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO, Metro Transit

King County Metro Transit staff will discuss upcoming bus service cuts during a workshop from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11 at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St.

Cuts are slated to begin Sept. 27, the King County Council approved the first 161,000 hours of Metro transit reductions which includes Routes 152, 161, 173 which serve Kent park-and-ride lots along Interstate 5.

According to Kent’s senior transportation planner Monica Whitman, another 188,000 service hours are to be cut in February barring an upward trend in the county's economic forecast and review by an ad hoc committee.

“Specific routes have not been confirmed; however, a number of Kent East Hill routes are likely to be restructured,” Whitman said.

Metro staff will be available to answer questions and gather feedback. For more information, go to KingCounty.gov/metro/future.

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