As the Metropolitan King County Council begins its deliberations on proposed legislation implementing the reduction of Metro Transit bus service, the public will have the opportunity to speak to the Council at a special meeting on Thursday, May 29.

The meeting will take place in the County Council chambers on the 10th floor of the King County Courthouse (516 Third Ave.), starting at 1:30 p.m.

The meeting also will be carried LIVE on King County TV, seen on Comcast and Wave Cable Channel 22.

King County Executive Dow Constantine has sent the County Council legislation on how to phase in reduction of service hours, which start in September. Metro would ultimately eliminate 72 bus routes and reduce or revise another 84 routes over four quarters.

For more information of the transit service reductions, go to www.kingcounty.gov/council/issues/TransitCuts.