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Sept. 12
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.  Learn more...
Sept. 5
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.  Learn more...
Sept. 3
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.   Learn more...
Aug. 19
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. Seventeen routes will be directly affected by either delays, reroutes or both during the construction closures. Riders can go online to see reroute information for five Aurora Avenue North bus routes. Riders on another 12 bus routes should prepare for delays as buses travel to and from downtown Seattle on the Alaskan Way Viaduct.  Learn more...
Aug. 11
Burien gets 'In Motion' with Metro
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.  Learn more...
Aug. 6
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.  Learn more...
Aug. 4
Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel closed for light rail integration testing Saturday
News release: Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel closed for light rail integration testing Saturday, Aug. 9  Learn more...
July 31
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.  Learn more...
July 30
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.  Learn more...
July 30
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.  Learn more...
July 9
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.  Learn more...
July 1
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.   Learn more...
June 17
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.  Learn more...
June 6
King County celebrates launch of new RapidRide F Line
Riders traveling between Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton will have more frequent all-day bus service starting Saturday, June 7, as King County Metro Transit launches the RapidRide F Line.  Learn more...
June 3
Metro launches RapidRide F Line Saturday, June 7
Starting Saturday, June 7, Metro Transit launches its sixth RapidRide Line – the F Line – serving the corridor between Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton with frequent all-day service. The launch comes as part of Metro’s three-times-a-year service change, which also brings changes and fewer trips to the University of Washington during summer quarter. Metro is revising some routes and schedules to operate more efficiently, improve travel times and better match bus service to ridership demand within available budgets.   Learn more...
May 29
Metro’s top bus driver is 'calm and cool'
Metro bus operator Jeffery Jackson, for his focus on safety and customer service with riders, was chosen from among Metro Transit’s 2,700 bus operators to be this year’s Metro Transit Operator of the Year.  Learn more...
May 15
Skyway celebrates sidewalks, sign
Residents in the West Hill neighborhood celebrated a new “Welcome to Skyway” gateway sign and better sidewalk connections within their community Wednesday as part of recent King County work along Renton Avenue South.  Learn more...
May 1
King County International Airport/Boeing Field expands its impact on region’s economy
King County International Airport (KCIA), also known as Boeing Field, continues to make its mark on our economy according to a new University of Washington study that details the airport’s impact on family wage jobs and our economy.  Learn more...
April 30
Transit delays, reroutes expected in Seattle on May Day
Riders should prepare for rerouted buses and traffic delays in downtown Seattle the afternoon and evening of Thursday, May 1, as 16 Metro routes and three Sound Transit routes will be temporarily rerouted during May Day events.  Learn more...
April 24
Metro details service reductions as temporary funding ends, replacement revenues defeated
Following the defeat of Proposition 1, King County Metro Transit must move forward with its proposal to cut about 16 percent of transit service, steps required to reduce spending and balance its budget in light of the expiration of the temporary Congestion Reduction Charge and the lack of replacement revenues.   Learn more...
April 9
New Visitor Day Pass promotes local transit use
A new regional transit pass will allow riders to travel by bus, train, streetcar or water taxi all day for one price.  Learn more...
Feb. 24
King County Ferry District Announces Water Taxi Fare Increase
The King County Ferry District announces that beginning March 1, 2014, there will be a fare increase for the West Seattle and Vashon Island Water Taxi Routes. The increase will range from $.50 to $.75 per ticket for cash, ORCA, and youth fares; $.25 for riders with a Regional Reduced Fare Permit.  Learn more...
Feb. 19
Open house Feb. 25 for SE Covington-Sawyer Road safety improvements
Starting this summer, the King County Road Services Division is planning to make several safety improvements to a section of Southeast Covington Sawyer Road, which connects the Lake Sawyer community with Highway 18 near Covington and Kent. A project open house is planned 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Grass Lake Elementary School Library, 28700 191st Place in Kent.   Learn more...
Feb. 6
Public transportation teamwork moved unprecedented number of Seahawks fans and commuters
The Puget Sound region pulled off a blitz of its own Wednesday as Seattle played host to the biggest victory party the Northwest has ever seen – and public transportation executed its plays mobilizing every available resource to get people to the parade and rally.   Learn more...
Feb. 4
Ready for Seahawks victory parade?
With unprecedented crowds expected to cheer for the victorious Seattle Seahawks, local transportation and transit agencies are advising the traveling public to expect significant delays in and around downtown Seattle on February 5. The Seattle Department of Transportation, King County Metro Transit, Sound Transit and Community Transit urge Seahawks fans to enjoy the event but to pack some patience and plan ahead for delays.  Learn more...
Jan. 15
Playoffs: Metro shuttles heading to Hawks Jan. 19 game
SEATTLE – Football fans who want an easy trip to the games this weekend can climb on King County Metro Transit game day shuttles to the Seahawks game on Sunday, Jan. 19.  Learn more...
Jan. 9
Playoffs: Metro shuttles heading to Hawks Jan. 11 game
SEATTLE – Football fans who want an easy trip to the games this weekend can climb on King County Metro Transit game day shuttles to the Seahawks game on Saturday, Jan. 11.  Learn more...

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