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Metro Transit Police

In case of an emergency call or text 9-1-1.

Metro Transit Police also provide a 24/7 transit police assistance line. You can call them directly at 206-296-3311.

Metro Transit Police

Safety tips when riding Metro

  • Never run after a bus, or alongside a bus. They may not be able to see you, and you could be putting yourself and others at serious risk by distracting the driver.
  • Look up for safety. Be aware of what’s going on around you, especially when you are crossing the street. Make sure drivers see you. Electronic devices can make you a greater target for theft or assault, so be watchful.
  • Do not cross in front of a Metro bus at a bus stop. Wait until the bus leaves the stop, and then cross carefully.
  • Please allow passengers to exit the bus before you board.
  • If you are standing in the bus, hang onto the handrails provided in the event the bus makes a quick stop.
  • On crowded buses, please move to the back of the bus to make room for others.
  • Stand behind the yellow line on the floor next to the driver's station. This helps give drivers as much visibility as possible.
  • Stay clear of the doors.
  • Avoid standing in the stairwells.
  • Keep the aisles clear.
  • Keep your head, arms and all objects inside bus windows.
  • Signal the bus driver at least one block before your stop so they have sufficient time to stop smoothly.
  • Hold onto the railing when exiting the bus. Bus steps and sidewalks can become slippery from rain.
  • As you leave the bus, watch for cars.


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Code of conduct

To help ensure the safety and security of all those who use our services.

King County Metro Code of conduct

Wheelchair safety

  • All Metro buses are equipped with lifts or ramps at the front door.
  • Each bus stop is clearly identified as to its accessibility.
  • Alert the driver to deploy the lift or ramp.
  • Wheelchair and scooter users have designated areas reserved at the front of the bus.
  • Please allow the driver to secure wheelchairs.
  • Metro's Customer Information Office can help you determine the level of accessibility at a specific stop.
  • Metro's Online Trip Planner lets you plan trips requiring accessible stops.

Bike safety

Bike safety
  • Be predictable: Cyclists should try to stay in a consistent position visible to drivers. If you can't see the bus mirrors, then the bus driver can't see you.
  • Passing: Pass a bus only on the left. Bus drivers are trained to share the road with bicyclists and other traffic, but they're paying attention to many things at once.
  • Intersections: Never posi­tion yourself to the right of a bus at an intersection. Sometimes it may look as though a bus is going straight when it's setting up for a right turn.

How to share the road with transit