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King County Metro has reduced service to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Reduced Schedule may continue to change. Please find below up-to-date resources about routes and service, guidance on how to ride, and options for customers with mobility challenges.

What is Reduced Schedule?

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Please note

During Reduced Schedule, online customer information planning tools and third-party apps may not be accurate for Metro and Sound Transit services. They do not reflect Metro’s temporary Reduced Schedule or Sound Transit’s reductions. These systems may still provide useful information, such as maps and bus stop information.

How to stay healthy on Metro

Please protect yourself, other passengers, and Metro employees:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wear a mask or face covering.
  • Wash your hands often and use sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze.

Please “Social Distance” when using transit:

  • Stand at least 6 feet apart at bus stops, bus shelters, ferry terminals, RapidRide and Streetcar/Light Rail stations, and transit centers.
  • Buses are limited to either 12 or 18 passengers depending on the size of the bus.
  • Some seats are closed to create additional distance between riders.
  • Please wear a mask or face covering to protect yourself, other passengers, and Metro employees.
  • Metro has temporarily discontinued fare payments, so don't worry about tapping your ORCA card or having bills or coins.
  • Board buses using the rear door, unless you need the ramp, kneeler, or priority seating. If you need to use the ramp or for the bus to be lowered for access or your safety, please wait at front door and ask the driver.
  • While on board, please stay behind the newly installed "safety straps" and reserve the front section for passengers requiring priority seating.
While on board, keep as much space between you and others as possible.

What does six feet of “Social Distancing” look like on transit?

  • At bus stops, bus shelters, ferry terminals, RapidRide and Streetcar/Light Rail stations, and transit centers, staying at least 6 feet apart is about the length of a sofa.
  • On buses, social distancing means about one rider for every other row of seats.
  • On streetcar and Link light rail, social distancing means about one rider for every third row of seats.
  • On water taxi, social distancing means about one rider every other row, with at least 3 seats in-between riders in each row.

Reduced service is in effect

We have implemented reduced service to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please use the links below to get more information.

Our commitment

While most of Metro’s passengers have other options and choose transit, many others rely more heavily—or exclusively—upon transit, so decisions on where and when to reduce service were not made lightly. Metro designed reductions to maintain some service on as many routes as possible, acknowledging that people rely on these routes to access medical care, grocery stores, work, and other vital destinations.

Metro is actively talking with community groups who represent populations more likely to depend on transit, including those that represent customers with accessibility challenges.

Metro will remain engaged with those groups to understand their mobility needs and determine how best to serve them during this time.

Metro's other public safety actions in response to COVID include:


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