The King County City Council unanimously approved the agreement to continue the Night Owl buses, routes 82, 83, and 84. Under the agreement, the City of Seattle will pay for the operation of these routes that service many Seattle neighborhoods including Queen Anne, Greenwood, Belltown, Wallingford, and others during 2-4 a.m.
Since the ballot measure did not pass for Metro Transit to receive more funds to continue to operate, it will be reducing routes starting in late September. Night Owl service was not cut during the first round of reductions but the City of Seattle agreed to buy the service for people who get off work late or start work early. (end)