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Metro invites input from Renton, Kent and Auburn residents on future RapidRide line and other area improvements
On March 4, King County Metro will release a survey to gather feedback from communities on the transportation needs of Renton, Kent and Auburn. Metro is working to improve the transit network serving these communities and expand RapidRide bus service to this area. The survey closes March 29.


More Metro in March: Added service, all-door boarding on Third Avenue, and buses say goodbye to the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel
In partnership with the City of Seattle, more trips will be added on key bus routes beginning March 23. Metro is encouraging riders to study new stop locations in downtown Seattle when 15 routes are redirected onto different city streets and all buses shift out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) in preparation for opening regional light rail extensions. To keep service moving more easily for customers, Metro is launching all-door boarding on Third Avenue.


King County Metro activating Emergency Snow Network, service reduced for Saturday and possibly beyond
With heavy snowfall across the region, King County Executive Dow Constantine directed Metro to shift bus service to the Emergency Snow Network starting Saturday, Feb. 9, reducing service to just 60 core routes that the City of Seattle and other jurisdictions prioritized for snow and ice removal.


King County Metro launches two new transportation services in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline starting Feb. 5
Looking ahead to future traffic constraints around the region, King County Metro continues to find ways to keep people moving. Starting Feb. 5, Metro’s Community Ride and Community Van services will serve residents in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline. These new services provide community members with both an on-demand evening option and a reservation-based, group trip option for trips at other times of day.


Ride Metro, Sound Transit to the Womxn’s March on Jan. 19
Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in the Womxn’s March and rally Saturday, Jan. 19 starting at Cal Anderson Park and marching to Seattle Center. During this year’s event, traffic is already constrained as a result of the closure of SR 99, so an additional measure of planning and patience is encouraged when taking transit to attend the events.


First- and last-mile solutions: King County Metro to launch ride-hailing apps for on-demand shuttle service to transit
King County Metro will launch a pilot project that offers on-demand shuttle service to and from transit hubs throughout the region using mobile apps. The first app will be activated Oct. 23 with service to and from the Eastgate Park-and-Ride in Bellevue.


Ride the Water Taxi, Metro to Sub Pop Records’ 30th anniversary party along Alki Beach on Saturday, Aug. 11
The Water Taxi will add a second boat to its normal Saturday, Aug. 11, schedule to help carry thousands of fans to and from free concerts at Alki Beach in celebration of Sub Pop Records’ 30th Anniversary. Riders should travel early and prepare for potential crowding and possible delays on each sailing and bus trip.