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West Seattle Water Taxi starts spring/summer schedule March 29
The new schedule includes sailings seven days a week between West Seattle and Pier 52 in downtown Seattle. The Water Taxi will also offer evening sailings on Fridays, Saturdays, and during Seattle Mariners, Sounders, and Seahawks night home games.


Metro seeks proposals for ‘shared employer shuttle’ service
King County Metro seeks proposals for a pilot in which groups of employers could offer “shared employer shuttle” services for their workers.


Presidents Day schedule for Metro, Water Taxi
King County Metro bus riders are reminded that some buses will operate on reduced weekday and UW schedules during Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19. The King County Water Taxi will not be in service during the holiday.


King County Water Taxi fares will increase March 1
One-way fares will increase for the King County Water Taxi on March 1. Adult fares will increase by 50 cents per trip for both West Seattle and Vashon Island.


Connecting a thriving new Des Moines business park to high-capacity light rail
Executive Constantine led the celebration of a new Metro Transit shuttle service that will connect a thriving new business park in Des Moines to Sound Transit’s Angle Lake light rail station.


Ride Metro and Sound Transit to Seattle Women’s March 2.0; expect crowds
Thousands are expected to turn out for the Seattle Women’s March 2.0 on Saturday, Jan. 20. King County Metro and Sound Transit will operate extra service as needed but customers should use regularly published schedules to plan transit trips, allow plenty of time and prepare for delays.


Metro partners with ReachNow and car2go to offer car share parking at Northgate Transit Center
Metro is partnering with ReachNow and car2go to help customers connect to transit through car share service. During a pilot program, four park-and-ride spaces at the Northgate Transit Center will be reserved for customers who use free floating car share vehicles to make first-mile/last-mile connections with transit.


King County Metro to briefly pause bus service Jan. 15 in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King County Metro will briefly pause all bus service at 4:04 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, for a moment of reflection and remembrance to honor the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination.


Open houses ahead as Metro and Seattle seek feedback on upgrading Route 120 into future RapidRide H Line
King County Metro is working with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the City of Burien, and unincorporated King County to expand the frequent, reliable RapidRide network to Burien, White Center, and Delridge. Public meetings are scheduled for Jan. 10 in Burien, Jan. 11 in White Center, and Jan. 17 in Seattle, with an online open house from Jan. 5-15.