Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

Metro’s Wednesday PM commute wrap-up; the new Burien P&R garage opens Saturday, plus upcoming events that may affect transit service

Metro’s Wednesday afternoon commute is winding down with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

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

Construction onWallingfordAv N betweenN 80th St&N 85th St- 8/23-27.

Mariners home stand – Starting Friday, 8/26, 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.

SR-520 Bridge full weekend closure – Friday, 8/26 at 11 PM through Monday, 8/29 at 5 AM

The new Burien P&R garage opens on Saturday, 8/27

Enumclaw Motorcycle Show - Saturday, 8/27, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

Seattle Marathon 10K – Saturday, 8/27, 7:30 AM-10:30 AM

Sounders FC game – Saturday, 8/27, 1 PM at CenturyLink Field
Although no Metro or Metro operated Sound Transit service is rerouted because of this event, expect possible delays due to traffic volumes in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas.

Evergreen Point Bridge P&R on SR-520 has been moved to a new temporary location
As of July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge P&R was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces was reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside Transit & HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 at Evergreen Point Road & NE 32nd St inMedina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls.
  • When the new P&R opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

The Mt Baker Link Station elevator to & from the southbound platform is out of service. The northbound platform elevator is operating.

  •  Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Southbound passengers who want to exit at Mt Baker should ride to Columbia City & transfer to a northbound train.

Thank you for joining us today.

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

Travel safely and have a great evening!

Metro’s Wednesday PM commute is continuing quietly; the new Burien P&R garage opens Saturday, plus upcoming events that may affect transit service

Metro’s Wednesday afternoon commute is continuing quietly with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

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

Construction onWallingfordAv N betweenN 80th St&N 85th St- 8/23-27.

Mariners home stand – Starting Friday, 8/26, 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.

SR-520 Bridge full weekend closure – Friday, 8/26 at 11 PM through Monday, 8/29 at 5 AM

The new Burien P&R garage opens on Saturday, 8/27

Enumclaw Motorcycle Show - Saturday, 8/27, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

Seattle Marathon 10K – Saturday, 8/27, 7:30 AM-10:30 AM

Sounders FC game – Saturday, 8/27, 1 PM at CenturyLink Field
Although no Metro or Metro operated Sound Transit service is rerouted because of this event, expect possible delays due to traffic volumes in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle areas.

Evergreen Point Bridge P&R on SR-520 has been moved to a new temporary location
As of July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge P&R was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces was reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Eastside Transit & HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 at Evergreen Point Road & NE 32nd St inMedina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls.
  • When the new P&R opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

The Mt Baker Link Station elevator to & from the southbound platform is out of service. The northbound platform elevator is operating.

  •  Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Southbound passengers who want to exit at Mt Baker should ride to Columbia City & transfer to a northbound train.

We will be here until 7:00 PM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.

Metro’s Wednesday PM commute begins quietly with no delays in service to report

At 3:00 PM – Metro’s Wednesday afternoon commute begins quietly with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

We will be here until 7:00 PM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.

Metro’s Wednesday AM commute is winding down; plus King County Metro apology & upcoming events that may impact service

August 24, 2011

Dear Valued Customer,

I am writing to extend my sincere apologies for the bus trips that were missed on Monday, August 22, 2011.  I regret the circumstances that caused you any inconvenience and I apologize for the negative experience that you had. 

We experienced various mishaps out of our South Base facility for which I cannot apologize enough.  Metro Transit has not experienced an impact on service like this in years; however, it is not one I find acceptable.  We are reviewing the events that took place and we will work diligently to make sure this does not happen again.

I assure you that Metro Transit values our customers.  Again, I apologize for the negative experience that you had and I deeply regret the inconvenience you experienced.

If you need further assistance, please contact Michele Ruxlow, Customer Service Supervisor, at 206-684-1582.

 Sincerely,

Kevin Desmond

General Manager, Metro Transit Division

At 9:00 AM – Metro’s Wednesday morning commute is winding down with no
significant delays to report.

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

Construction on Wallingford Av N between N 80th St
and N 85th St, in both directions.

 

Enumclaw Motorcycle Show

 

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.
As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT)Eastside Transit and HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 atEvergreen Point RoadandNE 32nd StreetinMedina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
    space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.
The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north to Beacon Hill and transfer to a southbound train.
  • Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride to Columbia City and transfer to a northbound train.

We will return at 3:00 PM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Metro’s Wednesday AM commute is underway; plus King County Metro apology & upcoming events that may impact service

August 24, 2011

Dear Valued Customer,

I am writing to extend my sincere apologies for the bus trips that were missed on Monday, August 22, 2011.  I regret the circumstances that caused you any inconvenience and I apologize for the negative experience that you had. 

We experienced various mishaps out of our South Base facility for which I cannot apologize enough.  Metro Transit has not experienced an impact on service like this in years; however, it is not one I find acceptable.  We are reviewing the events that took place and we will work diligently to make sure this does not happen again.

I assure you that Metro Transit values our customers.  Again, I apologize for the negative experience that you had and I deeply regret the inconvenience you experienced.

If you need further assistance, please contact Michele Ruxlow, Customer Service Supervisor, at 206-684-1582.

 Sincerely,

Kevin Desmond

General Manager, Metro Transit Division

At 6:00 AM – Metro’s Wednesday morning commute begins quietly with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

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

Construction on Wallingford Av N between N 80th St
and N 85th St, in both directions.

 

Enumclaw Motorcycle Show

 

Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location.
As of Monday, July 25, Metro Transit’s Evergreen Point Bridge Park-and-Ride on State Route 520 was moved to a new temporary location and the number of parking spaces has been  reduced.

  • This location will be used for about two years to allow for construction
    of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT)Eastside Transit and HOV Project.
  • The new temporary lot is located just north of the original P&R on the north side of SR-520 atEvergreen Point RoadandNE 32nd StreetinMedina.
  • Capacity at the temporary lot is reduced from 50 to 19 stalls due to limited
    space and to avoid cutting down six mature trees. When the new park-and-ride opens in 2013, the 50 stall capacity will be restored.

Mount Baker Station elevators to and from the southbound platform are out of service.
The elevators to and from the Mount Baker Station southbound platform are out of service until further notice.

  • Until repairs are made, southbound passengers who require the use of the elevator and want to board at Mount Baker should ride instead north toBeacon Hilland transfer to a southbound train.
  • Passengers who want to exit at Mount Baker should ride toColumbiaCityand transfer to a northbound train.

We will be here until 9:00 AM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.