November 2011 News
Ride regular Metro bus service to upcoming Seahawks weeknight gamesNov. 29
With the Seattle Seahawks hosting back-to-back weeknight games on Thursday, Dec. 1 and Monday, Dec. 12, King County Metro Transit is reminding fans that it has plenty of regular service to CenturyLink Field.
Metro has schedule changes this week for Thanksgiving holiday; plus shuttles from four park-and-rides to Apple Cup on Saturday
This week, King County Metro Transit will be operating a Sunday schedule on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and then a reduced weekday schedule for Friday, Nov. 25. Both days will have less bus service than on a regular weekday. The King County Water Taxi will not operate on either day for both the West Seattle and Vashon routes.
Executive and Council praise Congressional approval of $37.5 million for future Metro RapidRide serving both North and South King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine and members of the Metropolitan King County Council today expressed their appreciation to Congress for appropriating $37.5 million for two more Metro Transit RapidRide lines. The measure passed in both the House and Senate today and now goes to President Obama for his signature.
Falling temperatures have King County road crews on weather watch; public may see changes in snow response
A repeat of La Niña and snow in the forecast has the King County Road Services Division cautioning drivers to be prepared for winter driving. Because winter can come early in the higher hills, County road crews have topped off stockpiles of salt and sand and are ready to respond when roads get icy and the first flakes fall.
Metro Transit prepping for winter travel – are you?Nov. 7
In anticipation of colder, wetter weather from yet another La Nina winter, King County Metro Transit is busy prepping for snow and ice. “Here at Metro we are working hard to be prepared for winter weather travel, but we cannot do it alone,” said Metro General Manager Kevin Desmond.
Metro reminds bus riders of upcoming weekdays with reduced serviceNov. 4
King County Metro Transit reminds bus riders that it will be operating a reduced weekday schedule on several holidays now through January – including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. These are planned reductions for holiday periods where Metro has historically seen 20-40 percent fewer weekday riders. Also, on several of the upcoming legal holidays, Metro will use a Sunday schedule.