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Dec. 29
Metro rerouting buses starting next week in Pioneer Square, SODO as work kicks off on Alaskan Way Viaduct and other projects
Two construction projects begin next Monday, Jan. 3 that will create temporary reroutes for several King County Metro Transit bus routes that normally travel on First Avenue South through Pioneer Square and the SODO area of Seattle. Then in February, those buses – and others – will have new long-term routing. 
Dec. 28
Metro Transit on snow watch for Wednesday
With snow showers in the forecast for Wednesday morning, King County Metro Transit is urging bus riders to prepare by making sure they are signed up for Transit Alerts and that they know the snow routing for the buses they will ride tomorrow. 
Dec. 17
Metro Transit has week of reduced service starting Dec. 24
King County Metro Transit is reminding bus riders that there will be a week of reduced service beginning Friday, Dec. 24, which includes the week after Christmas. And, several routes that serve the University District have fewer trips between Monday, Dec. 20 and Friday, Dec. 31 because the University of Washington is not in session. 
Dec. 13
County road crews getting the upper hand on post-storm road problems
Now that the rain is gone, road crews are turning their attention to the massive cleanup that lies ahead. In the wake of this weekend’s record rainfall, King County crews are responding to road problems on three fronts - keeping an eye on roads impacted by river flooding, responding to washouts and clogged storm drains caused by urban flooding and cleaning up debris from mudslides. 
Dec. 10
Forecast for heavy rain raises travel concerns heading into weekend
With the first significant flooding of the season expected this weekend, the King County Department of Transportation is advising motorists to be on the lookout for a variety of road problems.  
Dec. 2
New fares for Metro riders in 2011
King County Metro Transit is advising passengers of several fare changes starting in January 2011. Those changes will also apply to a number of transit pass products. Beginning Jan. 1, all adult Metro riders will see a 25 cent fare increase. Fares for other Metro products, such as passes and ticketbooks, will also increase. 
Nov. 25
Metro buses have reduced holiday schedule Friday, but most will be back to regular routing
Most Metro Transit buses will be off snow routing by Friday morning, but bus riders are reminded the system is on a reduced schedule for the day after Thanksgiving. 
Nov. 24
County crews continue to monitor conditions on unincorporated roads
The King County Road Services Division will have crews working on Thanksgiving to clear ice and compact snow from Category 1 roads in unincorporated areas of the county. These are mostly arterials and other high-use roads. 
Nov. 24
Snow still in the picture for Thanksgiving as Metro Transit eases back into regular operation
Snow still in the picture for Thanksgiving as Metro Transit eases back into regular operation. Also, many holiday-event reroutes this weekend in Seattle. 
Nov. 23
Icy roads continue to limit Metro Transit buses
Metro Transit continues to caution people to limit travel if possible throughout the remainder of Tuesday due to dangerous conditions on icy and snowy roads. Travel conditions are not expected to be much better on Wednesday morning. 
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