January 2012 News
Metro & Sound Transit to conduct transit tunnel travel-time test next Tuesday between 4-6 p.m.Jan. 27
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, King County Metro and Sound Transit will conduct travel-time testing in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) at all stations for two hours between 4-6 pm. And for this next test, the two transit agencies are asking bus riders to help out.
Improving road conditions should bring changing status for Metro bus routes this weekendJan. 20
While King County Metro Transit bus routes remain on snow routing through the end of Friday, the agency hopes to begin returning to normal operations over the weekend. People riding the bus Saturday and Sunday should check the Metro website before traveling, and do not expect all routes to return to regular service at the same time.
Difficult road conditions will continue snow routing for Metro buses on FridayJan. 19
Although snow and ice may be replaced by slowly warming temperatures tomorrow, it is expected that road conditions will continue to be treacherous Friday. So, King County Metro Transit will continue with chained buses and snow routing on Friday, Jan. 20.
Storm fading but snowy, icy road conditions will keep Metro buses on snow routing Thursday morningJan. 18
King County Metro Transit will keep its buses chained up and on snow routing for a fifth straight day on Thursday, Jan. 19, as the region recovers from significant snowfall. But, transit operating conditions could change throughout the day and bus riders should watch for updates from Metro.
Snow piles up as winter storm barrels through regionJan. 18
A new round of heavy snow is causing major travel headaches all across King County this afternoon - whether you're driving on major urban arterials or unincorporated rural roads. No area of the county appears to be escaping this latest winter blast.
Snow routing continues for Metro buses, with additional route cancellations scheduled for WednesdayJan. 17
With a major snow storm forecast to hit King County early Wednesday, King County Metro Transit is keeping its buses on snow routing until future notice. It is also planning on canceling up to 30 individual bus routes Wednesday morning due to the predicted severity of the coming storm.
Metro Transit will be on snow routing TuesdayJan. 16
King County Metro Transit is remaining on snow routing countywide overnight and on Tuesday, Jan. 17. And, with continuing snowfall forecast, there could be some bus trips or routes cancelled on Tuesday. Conditions could also change throughout the day on Tuesday depending on the timing and location of the snowfall.
Metro Transit staying on snow routing into MondayJan. 15
Weather forecasters are predicting continued cold and snowy weather for the Monday holiday and the work week. King County Metro Transit is remaining on snow routing countywide overnight and into Monday. And, it advises bus riders to be aware it will operate with a reduced weekday schedule as planned for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, Jan. 16.
Metro Transit has reduced service Monday, Jan. 16Jan. 12
King County Metro Transit reminds bus riders that it will be operating a reduced weekday schedule on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The King County Water Taxi will not operate either the Vashon or the West Seattle routes on Jan. 16. The free West Seattle Taxi Shuttles - Routes 773 and 775 - will also not operate.
Metro hosts two meetings to discuss routing options for RapidRide E & F linesJan. 11
In 2013, King County Metro Transit will be introducing two more RapidRide lines, and is looking for input to finalize the routing. The RapidRide E Line will connect Shoreline and North Seattle neighborhoods with downtown Seattle. The F Line will serve Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton. Both will have 10 to 15-minute frequency most of the day, seven days a week.
Paving project on N/NW 85th Street will affect two bus routesJan. 3
On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin a lengthy project to rebuild and repave North/Northwest 85th Street north of Ballard. The city will be working on the roadway between 15th Avenue Northwest and Interstate 5 in five phases. This first phase is expected to last into May.