Metro’s Tuesday PM Commute Wrap-up, Plus Upcoming Events That May Impact Service

At 7:00 PM, Metro’s Tuesday evening commute is winding down with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Please note information below on upcoming events in Metro’s service area.

Ramp Closure – 108th Av NE to westbound SR-520:
Overnight on weeknights only, May 24-June 2, 9:00 PM-5:00 AM each night: 

  • Routes 255 & ST 540 are rerouted via Northup Way, Lake Washington Blvd NE to westbound SR-520 by this closure.
  • No stops missed.

Mariners game tonight, Tuesday, May 31, 7:10 PM at Safeco Field
Traffic in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas may be congested on game days.  Ride transit to the game.

Annoucement – Sound Transit Fare change:

Starting June 1, fares on Sound Transit Express buses will change 

  • King County will be one zone on ST service. 
  • Trips that start and end in the same county will have a one-zone fare.  Adult trips that cross a county line will cost $3.50.
  • One-zone youth fares will be $1.25.

Medicare card changes:  Starting June 11, 2011

Changes to Link light rail fares:  Starting June 1, 2011

  • Adult Link fares will rise 25 cents.  Link tickets for adults will start with a base fare of $2.00 and add five cents to the base fare for every mile of your trip see chart
  • All youth Link fares will become $1.25, for all one-way trips on Link light rail.

SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Project:
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has reduced lanes on the SR-99 Alaskan Way Viaduct in both directions between the West Seattle Bridge and SODO. 

  • Plan extra time when using the Viaduct for travel to and from summer events.
  • For more information visit WSDOT or call the Alaskan Way Viaduct hotline at 1-888-AWV-LINE. 

Thank you for joining us today. 

We will return at 6:00 AM Wednesday morning to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great evening.

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