May 16New program quadruples options for buying ORCA
SEATTLE – Transit and ferry riders can now choose from four times the number of locations to buy ORCA, the smart card for paying fares throughout the Central Puget Sound region. More than 120 retail stores, including local QFC, Safeway and Saar’s locations, just joined the 40 transit agency venues that sell ORCA cards.
May 10Work to close Lake Alice Road this summer
A public meeting is planned May 14 to discuss plans by King County Road Services to replace a collapsing aging culvert beneath Lake Alice Road Southeast this summer.
May 8Route 50 challenge: Which neighborhood can ride the most before June 7?
The race is on between the neighborhoods at either end of Route 50. King County Metro Transit is challenging riders to take and record at least 250 bus rides before June 7 on the east-west route, which stretches from Columbia City/Seward Park to West Seattle/Alki, connecting Link light rail and every north-south route in the area.
April 26Metro recommends bus changes on Interstate 90
Metro Transit recommends changes to routes 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, and 218, to reduce crowding, improve on-time performance and reduce the time riders spend on the bus. The King County Council is currently reviewing the recommended changes and has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday, April 30, to hear what riders think of the service change recommendations.
April 26Bus changes recommended in Renton as part of RapidRide F Line
As part of launching the RapidRide F Line in 2014, King County Metro Transit recommends changes to four bus routes in the Renton area to serve more riders more efficiently. The King County Council will consider these changes as part of a public hearing April 30.
April 5Work on Renton Avenue South sidewalk improvements begins April 8
King County plans to start construction on sidewalk improvements along Renton Avenue South in the West Hill area between 75th and 76th avenues South starting Monday, April 8. The county and the city of Renton are teaming up to add sidewalks, landscaping and provide on-street parking on the east side of Renton Avenue South.