Metro seeks comment on late night plan

King County Metro is accepting public comment until Oct. 30 on a proposal to expand current late night service on several routes, including a pair that serve Queen Anne and Uptown.

The RapidRide D Line, which runs between Downtown Seattle and Ballard, via Uptown, Interbay and 15th Avenue West, would be expanded to have hourly all-night service along with the C and E Lines. These routes already have all-night service, but not at the hourly level.

Six other routes would be boosted by two more late-night round trips, including the Route 3, which currently connects downtown to Queen Anne. However, Metro is also currently moving forward with a plan to extend that route to serve Seattle Pacific University when the spring service change goes into effect on March 11.

The proposal also calls for the deletion of the Route 82, which currently serves Seattle Center and Queen Anne with two trips per night.

Currently, Metro has about 40 routes with some level of service between midnight and 5 a.m., 20 of which provide trips after 2 a.m.

Input collected on the proposal to expand late night service will help shape a final recommendation for review by the King County Council next year.

For more information, visit To add your input, go to to take the survey. Contact Tristan Cook at or call 206-477-3842 with questions.