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2014 Archive

22
DEC

Metro improving restroom access for transit operators
King County Metro Transit has improved access to some restrooms for bus drivers and is correcting other problems identified in its restroom network.

18
DEC

Metro Transit has upcoming holiday schedules, reduced service
King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the holidays, including the final week of the year.

25
NOV

Metro Transit has upcoming holiday schedules, reduced service
King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January – including a full week of reduced service at the end of December.

25
NOV

New Metro Transit vending machine at Third and Pine will offer a no-hassle way to pay your fare
Beginning Dec. 1, riders boarding King County Metro buses on Third Avenue between Pine and Stewart streets by Macy’s in downtown Seattle will have another option - buying their ticket before they even board the bus.

6
NOV

Public meetings ahead as Metro, Sound Transit begin Link Connections outreach
King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit are preparing for improvements to the Seattle transit network in 2016 with the launch of Link light rail service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.

7
OCT

Come to a Third Avenue “neighborhood session” and help SDOT and Metro plan better connections
Have an idea about how to make Third Avenue in downtown Seattle more transit and pedestrian friendly?

19
SEP

Metro shuttles to carry football fans to Huskies, Seahawks games
King County Metro Transit has game day shuttles Saturday, Sept. 20, to carry thousands of fans from eight park-and-rides to the University of Washington Huskies game. Shuttles also going to the Seahawks game Sunday, Sept. 21.

12
SEP

Metro shuttles to carry football fans to Huskies game
King County Metro Transit has game day shuttles Saturday, Sept. 13, to carry thousands of fans from eight park-and-rides to the University of Washington Huskies game.

5
SEP

Metro shuttles to carry football fans to Huskies home opener
King County Metro Transit has game day shuttles Saturday, Sept. 6, to carry thousands of fans from eight park-and-rides to the University of Washington Huskies game.

3
SEP

Plan ahead for Seahawks opener
Metro Transit advises fans and commuters to plan ahead as tens of thousands of people are expected in downtown Seattle Thursday, Sept. 4, to cheer on the champion Seahawks in their football season opener and attend a pre-game concert.

19
AUG

Plan ahead for delays: Metro Transit to reroute buses Aug. 22-27 during SR 99 closure
King County Metro Transit warns riders to prepare for upcoming transit delays and reroutes on State Route 99 and Aurora Avenue North as the state closes sections of the roadway for construction Aug. 22-27.

11
AUG

Burien gets 'In Motion'
King County Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program in Burien to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options such as transit, bicycling, walking and carpooling. Participants who pledge to change some of their trips from driving alone to some other way of getting around will receive a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel.

6
AUG

North Seattle, Shoreline get 'In Motion' with Metro
King County Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program North Seattle and Shoreline to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options such as transit, bicycling, walking and carpooling. Participants who pledge to change some of their trips from driving alone to some other way of getting around will receive a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel.

4
AUG

Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel closed for light rail integration testing Saturday
The Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) will close temporarily to train and bus riders for about six hours Saturday morning, Aug. 9, while Sound Transit and King County Metro conduct operational tests for the planned 2016 opening of the University Link light rail expansion. The tests will run from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.

31
JUL

First round of Metro bus cuts take effect Sept. 27
To match service levels with actual revenues, King County Metro Transit must move forward with a first round of difficult and unprecedented service cuts Sept. 27, canceling, reducing and revising dozens of bus routes. Service will be canceled on 28 routes and another 13 will be reduced or revised. Riders should visit the Metro website to review the September cuts and reductions and begin to assess daily travel plans for later this fall.

30
JUL

Metro Transit shuttles to carry fans to Seafair hydros this weekend
Seafair fun takes off this week and Metro Transit has free shuttles to get fans to the hydro races. Travelers should plan for delays and bus reroutes during these major regional events, which include temporary closures of the Interstate 90 floating bridge for Blue Angles air show practices and performances Thursday through Sunday, July 31 through Aug. 3.

30
JUL

Renton gets 'In Motion' with Metro
King County Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program in Renton to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options such as transit, bicycling, walking and carpooling. Participants who pledge to change some of their trips from driving alone to some other way of getting around will receive a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel.

9
JUL

University Bridge closing to tall boats overnight July 12-13 and July 19-20
King County Metro Transit crews will be rebuilding the overhead electric trolley bus wires on the University Bridge during the next two weekends, and while the bridge will stay open to vehicle traffic, the drawbridge will not open to tall marine vessels from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12, to 8 a.m. Sunday, July 13. The same restrictions are planned Saturday, July 19, into Sunday, July 20.

1
JUL

Transit service changes on Friday, July 4
King County Metro Transit bus routes will operate with a Sunday schedule Friday, July 4, for Independence Day, and many routes will be redirected around community celebrations in the county.

17
JUN

As gas prices rise, drivers can "Dump the Pump"
Metro and its partner transit agencies are urging drivers to save money by dumping the pump and taking transit.