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2016

28
DEC

Holiday schedules for Metro Transit, Water Taxi
King County Metro Transit riders are reminded that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules through Jan. 2, 2017. Details are posted on Metro’s holiday and reduced service page.

20
DEC

Holiday/reduced schedules for Metro Transit, Water Taxi
King County Metro Transit riders are reminded that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules during the coming holiday weeks.

14
DEC

Expect delays during Thursday night Seahawks game
The Seahawks play the Los Angeles Rams Thursday night at CenturyLink Field, meaning transit riders should plan for crowded buses and traffic delays as thousands of fans converge on Sodo, Pioneer Square and downtown.

8
DEC

Metro riders: Snow forecast could impact Thursday night bus service
King County Metro urges bus riders late Thursday to plan for snow routes or reduced service as weather conditions develop. Currently, a National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the greater Seattle area, with a forecast of snow for Thursday evening.

7
DEC

King County travelers: Be ready for snow and adverse conditions
Travelers in King County should prepare for snow Thursday night and possible disruptions for unincorporated roads and transit service. As weather conditions develop, the King County Department of Transportation provides several resources to help drivers, transit riders and commuters stay informed of the latest conditions.

5
DEC

Travelers: Prepare for snow, delays
Snowfall is in the forecast in parts of King County for Monday evening, and the King County Department of Transportation urges Metro Transit customers and water taxi riders, as well as people who travel unincorporated county roads, to monitor weather conditions and plan for possible travel delays.

2
DEC

Travelers: prepare for first cold snap, possible snow
As the Puget Sound region braces for its first winter cold snap, travelers in King County should prepare for the possibility of snow and travel disruptions later this weekend and next week.

1
DEC

Metro launches 'Transit GO Ticket' mobile app
King County Metro Transit is launching the Puget Sound region’s first-ever mobile ticket app - Transit GO Ticket - allowing riders to buy and redeem transit tickets on their mobile device without needing cash to ride. Tickets can be purchased for use on King County Metro buses, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar and Sound Transit's Link light rail and Sounder trains.

22
NOV

Holiday schedules ahead for Metro Transit, Water Taxi service
News release: Holiday schedules ahead for Metro Transit, Water Taxi service

18
NOV

Metro driver suffers fatal heart attack; riders help guide bus to a safe stop
A Metro Transit operator suffered a fatal heart attack late Thursday while driving a RapidRide C Line on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, just south of Columbia Street. Passengers on board were able to help bring the bus to a safe stop and call 9-1-1. No passengers were injured.

10
NOV

Holiday schedules ahead for Metro Transit, Water Taxi service
King County Metro Transit reminds riders that some buses will operate on reduced weekday schedules on several holiday periods in the coming months through January. The King County Water Taxi also has service changes on upcoming holidays.

3
NOV

Plan for transit delays during Monday Night Football
Bus riders should prepare for crowded buses and traffic delays next Monday when thousands of football fans converge on CenturyLink Field to watch the Seahawks play the Buffalo Bills.

14
OCT

Metro implements workplace safety plan for trolley maintenance
King County Metro Transit has taken steps to improve training and workplace safety for vehicle maintenance staff in response to two incidents in which mechanics received an electric shock while performing routine inspections of electric trolley buses at the bus base.

12
OCT

King County calls on travelers to prepare for first major fall storms
Travelers in King County should prepare for possible disruptions and delays on Thursday evening and again this weekend as the region faces two consecutive storm systems forecast by the National Weather Service.

4
OCT

Metro seeks public input on expanding late night bus service
King County Metro Transit is planning to improve and expand “Night Owl” bus service next year for late-night riders, and seeks public input on a proposal that would offer new transit options for those getting to or from jobs, the airport and nightlife between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.

15
SEP

Transit riders: Plan for delays, traffic on 3-game Saturday
The Huskies, Mariners and Sounders all play at home Saturday, meaning transit riders should prepare for crowds and likely delays as throngs of sports fans head to downtown and the University District.

9
SEP

King County Metro announces ‘Telework Week’ promoting alternatives to commuting
With growing traffic and construction projects affecting daily commutes, King County Metro is promoting “Telework Week” Sept. 19-23 with workshops to help local businesses ease employees’ commutes and improve productivity.

8
SEP

Go Metro to Seahawks, Huskies games
Need a ride to the game? Metro offers nonstop shuttle service this weekend for fans going to the Seahawks and Huskies games.

1
SEP

Holiday schedule for Metro Transit service on Labor Day
In observance of Labor Day, King County Metro Transit operates a Sunday/holiday schedule on Monday, Sept. 5.

1
SEP

Ride a Metro shuttle to Husky games
Football season is back, and so is King County Metro Transit’s shuttle service to Husky games.This Saturday, fans can ride non-stop Husky shuttle buses to Husky Stadium from eight park-and-ride locations, including Eastgate, Houghton, Kingsgate, Federal Way/South 320th Street, Shoreline, South Kirkland, South Renton and Northgate Transit Center.

30
AUG

Metro to add more trips, improve bus connections
Transit demand continues to grow across King County, and to help improve service and connections, Metro is adding trips and expanding service to more than a dozen key routes starting Sept. 10.

3
AUG

Ride to Seafair with Metro and Sound Transit
With the Blue Angels, hydro races, and road closures coming to town, King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit want riders and Seafair revelers to be prepared.

28
JUL

Metro names Vicki Leslie Operator of the Year
Known for her safe driving, quick wit and ability to brighten the days of her riders and coworkers, bus driver Vicki Leslie today was named King County Metro Transit Operator of the Year.

17
MAY

Get In Motion Ravenna-Bryant! Program encourages car-free lifestyle
Metro Transit’s In Motion program is coming to the Ravenna-Bryant area – featuring a free ORCA card and prize drawings for people who pledge to drive less.

17
MAY

Metro launches Capitol Hill In Motion program to encourage less driving
Metro Transit’s In Motion program is coming to the Capitol Hill area – featuring a free ORCA card and prize drawings for people who pledge to drive less.

11
MAY

King County Metro Transit, City of Redmond team up to launch pilot real-time ridesharing
If you work in the Southeast Redmond/Willows Road area you can now find out who else is going your way thanks to a new ridesharing partnership between King County Metro Transit and the City of Redmond.

8
MAY

Changes for Metro Transit, Water Taxi riders as #99closure wraps up
With the SR-99 closure wrapped up, Metro Transit is preparing for buses to return to regular routes on the Alaskan Way Viaduct starting early Monday morning, May 9.

20
APR

Metro matching drivers and riders on Mercer Island with new TripPool service
Meet TripPool, a demonstration pilot for ridesharing on demand with guaranteed parking at the Mercer Island Park-and-Ride.

18
APR

Introducing Community Van – a new way to get around in Duvall
King County Metro Transit is teaming up with the city of Duvall to offer local residents a new way of sharing a ride.

13
APR

Use late-night bus service? Share your experience with Metro
Metro is reaching out to riders to learn more about how they use late night service, especially trips that run between midnight and 5 a.m.

8
APR

Metro Transit responds to high demand by adding more buses on key routes
Starting Monday, April 11, King County Metro Transit is adding bus trips at key times on routes 28X and 62 to help ease crowding at peak commute times and offer a new earlier morning trip on Route 373 to better connect riders with the University District and Link light rail at UW Station.

8
APR

Unique King County maritime emergency exercise tests mass water taxi evacuation capability
An estimated 70 volunteers took part in a rare emergency exercise Thursday hosted by King County – a drill involving a real water evacuation and deployment of a 100-person inflatable life raft on the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

5
APR

Now’s your chance to shape proposed transit improvements for Vashon Island
Metro has been working with Vashon Island stakeholders to explore ways transportation on the island can be improved to move more riders in more cost-effective ways. Now it’s time for the broader community to have a say on potential future transportation options.

31
MAR

April 10 is Community Appreciation Day - come sample the West Seattle Water Taxi
Now that the clouds are parting and it’s starting to feel like spring, King County Executive Dow Constantine is inviting you to get out on the water and experience West Seattle’s new water taxi.

12
FEB

Revisions for Metro, Water Taxi on Presidents Day, Feb. 15
King County Metro Transit reminds riders to review the timetables for their routes, as some buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule on Monday, Feb. 15, for the Presidents Day holiday. The King County Water Taxi will not operate on Feb. 15.

4
FEB

Transit agencies testing collision avoidance system
Eight transit agencies across Washington are working together on a pilot project to test and analyze a collision avoidance system that could help bus drivers reduce the number and severity of collisions with pedestrian, cyclists and vehicles.

15
JAN

King County Metro and Seattle to retain two vintage streetcars as fundraising campaign kicks off
A citizen campaign is underway to maintain the presence of the George Benson streetcars as part of Seattle’s new streetcar network.

14
JAN

Revised schedules for Metro Transit on Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
King County Metro Transit reminds riders to review schedules for their routes as buses will operate on reduced weekday service Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The King County Water Taxi will not operate on Jan. 18.

6
JAN

Looking for more transportation choices in Bothell and Woodinville?
Wish you had a better way to get around in your community? You’re not alone. Transit has become a top issue for people who live, work and go to school in Bothell and Woodinville – that’s why Metro Transit is inviting you to take a transportation needs survey to help identify where there may be service gaps preventing you from getting around town.