Metro’s Tuesday AM Commute Wrap-Up, Plus Upcoming Events That May Impact Service

Metro’s Tuesday morning 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 today, 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 WSDOTor call the Alaskan Way Viaduct hotline at 1-888-AWV-LINE. 

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

Travel safely and have a great morning.

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