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23
DEC

Transit customers encouraged to prepare for winter weather
With a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service predicting the possibility of snow for eastside areas such as Issaquah and North Bend overnight, King County Metro Transit customers are encouraged to sign up for transit alerts for their routes and prepare for wintery travel conditions.

17
DEC

Metro Transit, Water Taxi have upcoming holiday schedules, reduced service
King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over several holiday periods. The King County Water Taxi also has schedule changes on holidays.

8
DEC

Area rivers on the rise: Forecast for major flooding on the Snoqualmie River could close numerous roads
A series of powerful storms making their way through the region is prompting flooding and road closures along the swollen Snoqualmie River this afternoon.

24
NOV

Metro Transit, Water Taxi have upcoming holiday schedules, reduced service
King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January – including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. The King County Water Taxi also has service changes on holidays.

12
NOV

Metro improving ADA announcements to better serve riders with disabilities
Riders are now hearing more comprehensive on-board bus stop announcements on 20 King County Metro Transit bus routes, with more planned in coming months as the agency ensures that interior and exterior ADA announcements are consistently made to better serve riders with disabilities.

2
NOV

King County Metro keeps ‘Communities In Motion’
King County Metro is encouraging people who use Interstate 405 to take a pledge to choose travel options that are healthier and more affordable than driving alone – such as taking transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling and vanpooling.

15
OCT

Ride transit to this weekend's Huskies, Hawks football games
Football fans have a two-fer this weekend as King County Metro Transit operates football shuttle service to both the UW Huskies homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 17, and Seahawks game Sunday, Oct. 18.

5
OCT

Metro adds trips for Oct. 6 King County Council night meeting
Metro Transit will provide additional evening buses following the King County Council’s public hearing on recommended University Link bus changes Tuesday, Oct. 6.

25
SEP

Ride transit to Seahawks games
Metro Transit will operate Seahawks game day shuttle service from three park-and-ride lots starting this Sunday, Sept. 27, with the first regular season home game.

18
SEP

King County welcomes new addition to its water taxi family
More than 100 years have passed since steam-powered ferries shuttled passengers between West Seattle and the downtown waterfront – and 17 years since the service was brought back to life by King County. Today King County Executive Dow Constantine and a host of other dignitaries and West Seattleites had reason to celebrate again as they dedicated the M/V Doc Maynard.

17
SEP

King County Metro's 'In Motion' program lands on Mercer Island
Mercer Island residents interested in taking a pledge to drive less and try new travel options can now sign up with King County Metro’s In Motion program.

17
SEP

Metro helps Duvall, Carnation, and Redmond Ridge get 'In Motion'
If you live or work in Duvall, Carnation or the Redmond Ridge area, King County Metro wants to help you explore new ways to travel. Sign up with Metro’s In Motion program by Dec. 6 to try using the bus, walking, bicycling and carpooling instead of driving alone.

15
SEP

King County’s water taxis going green with use of biodiesel fuel
In addition to fighting congestion, these King County water taxis are doing their part to combat greenhouse gas emissions by switching to the use of biodiesel fuel.

4
SEP

Metro set to team up with Vashon Islanders to help shape future transit alternatives
King County Metro Transit is calling on Vashon/Maury Island residents to partner in an innovative effort that could set the stage for some new transit alternatives on the island.

3
SEP

Metro buses on holiday schedule Labor Day
In observance of Labor Day, King County Metro Transit operates a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, September 7.

26
AUG

Metro proposes customized transit options to serve southeast King County communities
King County Metro Transit is proposing a series of customized transit options to help riders from Enumclaw to Renton get where they need to go.

21
AUG

Come to a Third Avenue Neighborhood Session to share what transit and pedestrian improvements you think matter most
Join us at an upcoming Neighborhood Session to hear about progress we’ve made in identifying potential pedestrian and transit improvements to Third Avenue in downtown Seattle.

29
JUL

Metro shuttles to carry riders to Seafair
Seafair fun takes off this week and Metro Transit has free shuttles to get fans to Lake Washington to see the hydro races and air shows. 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 Angels air show practices and performances Thursday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 2.

16
JUL

Section of SE May Valley Road near Issaquah to close for repairs beginning Monday, July 20
King County is set to begin repairs to a section of Southeast May Valley Road severely damaged by a major landslide in 2014.

2
JUL

ORCA agencies introduce Regional Day Passes
The transit agencies participating in the Puget Sound region’s ORCA smart card system have teamed up to launch a Regional Day Pass program.

30
JUN

Transit service changes on July 3 and 4
King County Metro Transit bus routes will operate with a Sunday schedule Friday, July 3, in observation of Independence Day, and operate Saturday service levels on Saturday, July 4.

29
JUN

King County, Tukwila and Westfield Southcenter celebrate Tukwila Urban Transit Center improvements
King County Executive Dow Constantine, County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton and representatives of Westfield Southcenter celebrated $7.5 million in transit improvements today at the Tukwila Urban Transit Center, home to RapidRide F Line and other routes serving Westfield Southcenter.

24
JUN

Metro’s top bus driver praised for enthusiasm, first-class customer service
For his enthusiastic attitude, excellent driving skills and first-class customer service, bus driver John Boone today was named King County Metro Transit Operator of the Year.

17
JUN

With more transit service available, drivers have more reasons to Dump the Pump on June 18
Thursday, June 18, is National Dump the Pump Day, an effort by public transportation agencies nationwide to urge drivers to go green and save some green by trying transit.

17
JUN

Lake Alice Road to close June 22 for two-month culvert repair
Lake Alice Road near Fall City will completely close for two months starting June 22 to allow crews to remove and replace a damaged culvert beneath the road.

10
JUN

Section of NE Woodinville-Duvall Road to close for major bridge repairs beginning June 22
The King County Road Services Division will close a section of Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road just west of Duvall for bridge repairs beginning 9 a.m. Monday, June 22.

4
JUN

Now’s your chance to help steer King County’s transit future
Public transportation in our region is preparing for the future. King County Metro Transit is looking ahead to make sure it can provide the right mix of services and connections to get people where they need to go as our communities grow.

4
JUN

Expanded Metro bus service will help ease crowding, improve reliability
Starting Saturday, June 6, better, more reliable King County Metro bus service will hit the streets. Riders can preview online how service will change on their route or picking up a printed orange Rider Alert brochure.

27
MAY

New commuter shuttle service to make its debut on Mercer Island
A new transit alternative debuting June 8 will make commuting to work between Mercer Island and First Hill/downtown Seattle easier.

27
MAY

Metro Transit to deliver customized community shuttle service to Burien
King County Metro Transit, in partnership with the city of Burien, is launching a new shuttle that will restore weekday local service from the Burien Transit Center to destinations such as Gregory Heights, Seahurst and Highline Medical Center.

21
MAY

Help Metro redesign SE King County transit service
King County Metro Transit is calling on Southeast King County residents to help develop customized transit options to meet the specific needs of riders from Enumclaw to Renton.

14
MAY

Metro tests ‘turn warning’ buses, explores ways to prevent pedestrian collisions
In an effort to improve pedestrian safety and reduce collisions, King County Metro Transit is testing and evaluating an audio and visual turn warning system on 10 buses for the next month in parts of Seattle and south King County.

21
APR

Metro to Southeast King County residents: You can help shape future transit in your cities
King County Metro Transit is calling on Southeast King County residents to partner on County Executive Dow Constantine’s initiative to provide more and better transit options to meet the specific needs of riders from Enumclaw to Renton.

7
APR

MV Sally Fox primed for first day on the job
The MV Sally Fox will carry her first commuters from Pier 50 in downtown Seattle to Vashon Island at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

27
MAR

ORCA agencies plan new Regional Day Pass options
Following a pilot program last year, the transit agencies participating in the ORCA smart card system are proposing to implement a permanent Regional Day Pass program. The agencies are seeking community input on the program, which would consist of two new ORCA pass products

13
MAR

Celebrate the newest arrival to King County’s water taxi family
King County and Vashon Island will officially welcome the M.V. Sally Fox to their water taxi family at 1 p.m. Saturday March 28.

3
MAR

Task force to review Metro Transit’s data-driven service guidelines
Building on the award-winning effort that created the foundation for allocating regional bus service in King County, a panel of regional leaders this week will begin a review of King County Metro’s transit service guidelines.

26
FEB

Reminder: Metro Transit bus fares going up March 1
King County Metro Transit riders will pay a bit more to ride the bus beginning March 1. The fare change will apply to adults, youth, seniors and people with disabilities who use regularly scheduled transit services.

6
FEB

Metro spring service change is Feb. 14
New green timetables, upcoming fare changes, adjusted bus schedules and revised customer service hours mark several changes for riders as King County Metro Transit shifts gears into spring service mode on Feb. 14.

4
FEB

Help shape the Metro Transit system of our future
King County Metro wants public input as it launches an intensive long-range planning effort that will help determine what regional transit service will look like in 25 years.

15
JAN

Ride Metro shuttles to Seahawks game
Football fans can climb on King County Metro Transit game day shuttles to the Seahawks playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 18.