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Oct. 20, 2010

Transit may be best option for getting to presidential rally Thursday

President Barack Obama arrives in Seattle Wednesday night and culminates his visit with a rally at the University of Washington on Thursday around noon. Organizers expect thousands of people to attend the event.

If you’re going to the rally, riding the bus could be the best way to avoid some of the traffic congestion and parking hassles.

King County Metro Transit has more than 15 bus routes that travel to or near the UW campus and University District. Visit Metro's online Trip Planner to plan a bus trip that works best for you. You can also call Metro’s Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000 for assistance.

Please be aware that buses may be crowded and subject to delays, so give yourself plenty of time to travel. Also, due to heightened security around the rally location and for the presidential motorcade, some buses may be rerouted with short notice. These type of reroutes will not show up on the Trip Planner, but should be displayed in Metro's Alert Center.

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