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Feb. 13, 2013

Schedule changes for Metro buses on Presidents Day, Feb. 18

Reminder: Some routes will see service changes beginning Feb. 16

On Presidents Day – Monday, Feb. 18 – King County Metro Transit will operate a regular weekday schedule with some trips canceled because the University of Washington is not in session. Peak fares will not be charged. The King County Water Taxi service will not operate either the Vashon or West Seattle routes on Feb. 18.

These routes have designated trips canceled when the UW is not in session (as identified in timetables): 31, 32, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 205, 271, 277, 372, 373.

As a reminder, Metro Transit also will change service beginning Saturday, Feb. 16, affecting several routes. Highlights include Metro's response to address concerns from transit customers about crowding and a lack of access to late evening buses. As a result, Metro is adding a late evening trip between Magnolia and downtown Seattle and eliminating a Route 216 stop to help address overcrowding during the afternoon commute. Metro also is testing a new style RapidRide printed timetable for the C and D Lines that shows departure times along their routes  - a move that makes it easier to plan travel and make connections to other bus routes.

Metro has an online overview of holiday transit service. Visit Metro Online for other trip planning information, or call the Customer Information Office at 206-553-3000. Information about King County Water Taxi service and DART Shuttle routes 773 and 775 also is online.