U.S., Washington State: Metro, Sound Transit slash service, citing coronavirus outbreak

By Heidi Groover, Staff Reporter, The Seattle Times; March 19, 2020

King County Metro detailed far-reaching cuts to bus service Thursday evening, the latest response to dramatic drops in ridership and potential financial trouble ahead due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Most Metro routes across the county will see some type of reduction in service starting Monday, Metro said. Nineteen routes will be cut completely; the South Lake Union streetcar and Via to Transit shuttle will not run, Metro said.

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