Renton/Kent

RBS to Westlake: 26 min RBS to BHS: 12 min

Travel times

Kent to Westlake: 1:10 -> 1:13 Kent to Beacon Hill: 1:03 -> 0:59 Kent to Capitol Hill (U-Link): 1:18 -> 1:16 Renton TC to Westlake: 0:58 -> 0:59 Renton TC to Beacon Hill: 0:45 -> 0:38 Renton TC to Capitol Hill (U-Link): 1:06 -> 1:02 South Renton P&R to Westlake: 0:54 -> 0:57 South Renton P&R to Beacon Hill: 0:45 -> 0:45 South Renton P&R to Capitol Hill (U-Link): 1:02 -> 1:00 Renton Highlands to Westlake: 1:24 -> 1:10 Renton Highlands to Beacon Hill: 1:11 -> 0:56 Renton Highlands to Capitol Hill (U-Link): 1:32 -> 1:13 Green River CC to Westlake: 1:55 -> 1:43 Green River CC to Beacon Hill: 1:48 -> 1:29 Green River CC to Capitol Hill (U-Link): 2:03 -> 1:46

Green River CC to Kent: 30 min NE 4th St & Union Ave NE (Renton) to Renton TC: 11 min kent to sea-tac: 22 min kent to rbs: 40 min sea-tac to rbs: 12 min southcenter to tibs: 8 min tibs to rbs: 9 min southcenter to rbs: 19 min rbs to beacon hill: 12 min
rbs to westlake: 26 min renton to rbs via mlk: 20 min srp&r to rbs via renton ave: 18 min

22 + 24 + 3.25 + 5

Kent to Capitol Hill (U-Link): 74.5

59

(7.5 min wait + ) 49 min = 56.5 min Renton TC to Westlake: (15 min wait + ) 46 min = 61 min South Renton P&R to Westlake: (15 min wait + ) 32 min = 47 min

New

Kent to Westlake: (4 min wait + 5 min wait + ) 59 min = 72 min Renton (Rainier/Sunset) to Westlake: (4 min wait + 5 min wait + )

150 (7,100, base: 150 min cycle / 15 min base = 10 buses, eve: 150/30=5, nite: 120/60=2): Downtown - [I-5] - Tukwila P&R - Southcenter - [W Valley Hwy] - Kent Station

8 min from RBS to Tukwila P&R, 38 min from Tukwila P&R to Kent Station, 46 min from Kent to SE Auburn.

106 (5,100, base: 60 min cycle / 30 min base = 2 buses, eve: 60/30=2, nite: 60/60=1): Downtown - Rainier Beach Station - [Renton Ave] - Renton TC

101 (5,000, base: 120 min cycle / 30 min base = 4 buses, eve: 120/30=4, nite: 120/60=2): Downtown - [I-5] - [MLK] - South Renton P&R - Renton TC

180 (4,600, base: 210 min cycle / 30 min base = 7 buses, eve: 210/30=7, nite: 240/60=4): Burien TC - Sea-Tac Station - Kent Station - [Auburn Way] - Auburn Station - SE Auburn

11 min from Burien TC to Sea-Tac Station, 23 min from Sea-Tac to Kent, 46 min from Kent to SE Auburn

169/166 (3,000/2,200, base: 270 min cycle / 30 min base = 9 buses, eve: 270/30=9, nite: 240/60=4): Renton TC - [SR-515] - Kent Station - Highline CC - Burien TC

43 min from Renton to Kent via SR-515, 60 min from Burien to Kent

164 (2,100, base: 90 min cycle / 30 min base = 3 buses, eve: 120/60=2, nite: 0): Kent Station - Green River CC

168 (1,700, base: 120 min cycle / 30 min base = 4 buses, eve: 120/60=2, nite: 0): Kent Station - Maple Valley

107/148 (1,500/600, base: 150 min cycle / 30 min base = 5 buses, eve: ???/4, nite: 1): Rainier Beach Station - Renton TC - Fairwood

33 min from RBS to South Renton P&R. 28 min from SRP&R to Fairwood.

105 (1,100, base: 60 min cycle / 30 min base = 2 buses, eve: 60/30=2, nite: 0): Renton TC - Renton Highlands

156 (1,000, base: 120 min cycle / 30 min base = 4 buses, eve: 120/60=2, nite: 0): Southcenter - Sea-Tac Station - Des Moines - Highline CC

183 (700, 120 min cycle / 60 min base = 2 buses, eve: 0, nite: 0): Kent Station - Federal Way TC

Base: 52 buses Eve: 39 buses Nite: 14 buses

New:

3+3+3+3+5+1+2+5+5+2

106 (100 min cycle / 20 min base = 5 buses): Rainier Beach Station – [Renton Ave] - Renton TC - [NE 3rd/4th] - 4th and Jericho

107 (150 min cycle / 30 min base = 5 buses): Rainier Beach Station – [existing route] – Renton TC - South Renton P&R - Royal Hills - Fairwood

149 (80 min cycle / 20 min base = 4 buses): Sea-Tac Station - [S 180th...] - Fairwood Center

155 (100 min cycle / 20 min base = 5 buses): Sea-Tac Station – [Des Moines Memorial] – Des Moines – [Marine View Dr] – S 240th St] – Highline CC

164 (140 min cycle / 20 min base = 7 buses): Rainier Beach Station – [I-5] – Southcenter – [W Valley Hwy] – Kent Station – [existing 164 routing] – Green River CC

165 (60 min cycle / 30 min base = 2 buses): Burien TC – [S 148th] – [1st S] – [S 216th St] – Highline CC

168 (150 min cycle / 30 min base = 5 buses): Sea-Tac Station – [existing 180 routing] – Kent Station – [existing 168 routing] – Maple Valley

169 (140 min cycle / 20 min base = 7 buses): Rainier Beach Station – [MLK/Sunset] – Renton TC - [SR-515] – Kent Station

180 (160 min cycle / 20 min base = 8 buses): Rainier Beach Station – [I-5] – Southcenter – [W Valley Hwy] – Kent Station – [Auburn Way] – Auburn Station – SE Auburn

183 (120 min cycle / 30 min base = 4 buses): TIBS - [Military Rd] - Federal Way

Total: 52

Base: 9am-3pm Eve: 6pm-10pm Nite: 10pm-1am

The current bus network costs the following number of concurrent buses per hour (CBpH):

Base (9 AM - 3 PM): 52 CBpH Eve (6 PM - 10 PM): 39 CBpH Nite (10 PM - 1 AM): 14 CBpH

Adjusting for span of service, that means that the current bus network costs 510 concurrent buses (excluding peak).

The new network costs 52 CBpH at base. Extending that frequency for ten hours (until 10 PM on all routes) would cost 520 concurrent buses. After 10 PM, let's say that the frequency on 20-minute buses gets reduced by 50%, just like Link, and the frequency on 30-minute buses gets reduced to 60 minutes. With a bit of handwaving, the night network costs 32 CBpH, or 96 extra concurrent buses, for a total of 616 concurrent buses.

At 10 PM, all the 10-minute routes would become 15-minute routes, and all the 20-minute routes would become 30-minute routes (to maintain the timed connections). I haven't done the calculation to figure out how many service hours are currently used by the night network, but I'm sure it's atrocious. I would spend every remaining service hour on improving the evening network before spending a penny on extra daytime service. I think it's safe to say that 33% would only begin to get here.

Once that had been achieved, the next thing I'd do is boost the 165, 168, and 183 from 30-minute to 20-minute frequency. That would cost 6 buses, or an 11% increase.

If I had a lot fewer service hours (e.g. 17% less), the first thing I'd do is cut service hours from the