Monthly Archives: August 2012

Metro’s Friday PM commute has ended; Ms game tonight, Bumbershoot & Husky game this weekend; Transit on holiday service Labor Day, plus more

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

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Please note the information below about possible traffic 
impacts in Metro’s service area.

While all traffic could experience delays in event areas, such as Seattle Center and SODO, transit is an excellent option for getting to and from activities.  Transit service is often able to take advantage of lanes or travel corridors that are restricted to general purpose traffic.  There is lots of transit service to and from these upcoming events.

1st Av S ramp to the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Mariners home stand starts tonight at 7:10 PM 

  • Friday, 8/31 through Monday, 9/9.
  • Most weekday evenings games start at 7:10 PM.
  • Day games on Monday, 9/3 at 1:10 PM & Wednesday, 9/5 at 12:40 PM.
  • There is no premium or special Transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled Transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of Transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area Transit service will operate via regular routes & stops
    and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no longer any transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.
  • Expect traffic & possible Transit delays before and after games on routes
    that serve SODO, Pioneer Square & the DSTT.  

Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

  • Saturday, 9/1 through Monday, 9/3
  • On all days of this event, regular Transit service to the Seattle Center
    is provided by Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 24, 30 & 33. 
    Routes 5, 17, 26, 28 & 358 go to within walking distance.  Regular fares apply.  
  • Metro will provide shuttle service Saturday-Monday from the Northgate TC.   At the Seattle Center, shuttles arrive and depart from the stop eastbound on Mercer St at 3rd Av N. 
  • The cost to ride the shuttle is $2.50 cash-only per person each way.  Children aged 5 & under ride free.  No passes, transfers or ORCA cards
    are accepted.

Extended Sailings for this weekend’s Husky game

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended
sailing schedules for Saturday’s Husky game on September 1.   In addition to
the final scheduled departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 PM, we
will run an additional departure at 11:00 PM.   The final two departures from Seacrest Park will be at 10:45 PM and 11:10 PM.

Metro Transit also is operating a shuttle service for four area park-and-ride lots
for Husky games at CenturyLink Field.

Husky home game at CenturyLink Field

Labor Day observed Monday, September 3
In observance of Labor Day, King County Metro Transit will operate a Sunday schedule on Monday, September 3. 

  • Metro offices – including the Customer Information, pass sales and lost and found offices – will be closed on Monday.  Visit Metro’s online Regional Trip Planner to plan your transit trip.
  • If your bus does not normally operate on Sunday, it will not operate on Monday.
  • The West Seattle Water Taxi route will be operating a Sunday schedule
    on Labor Day, as will DART shuttle routes 773 and 775.
  • The Vashon Island Water Taxi route will not be in service on Monday.
  • On Labor Day, both the South Lake Union Streetcar and Link light rail
    will operate a Sunday schedule.

Long-Term Construction Reroutes – Fairview Av N due to new
phase in the Mercer Corridor Project

Long-term Construction – Eastbound 1st Av S ramp closed from the Spokane Street Viaduct

Construction – Eastbound N 85th St is closed between Greenwood & Wallingford Avs N

Thank you for riding and using Metro’s services.

EOYMC will take a holiday on Monday, and will return Tuesday morning, September 4, at 6:00 AM to help keep an Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great weekend.

Metro’s Friday PM commute has begun; new 1st Av S ramp reopens, Ms at home, ride Transit to Bumbershoot & Husky game 9/1, plus other events

Metro’s Friday PM commute has begun with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

While all traffic could experience delays in event areas, such as Seattle Center and SODO, transit is an excellent option for getting to and from activities.  Transit service is often able to take advantage of lanes or travel corridors that are restricted to general purpose traffic.  There is lots of transit service to and from these upcoming events.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Please note the information below about possible traffic 
impacts in Metro’s service area.

1st Av S ramp to the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Mariners home stand starts tonight 

  • Friday, 8/31 through Monday, 9/9.
  • Most weekday evenings games start at 7:10 PM.
  • Day games on Monday, 9/3 at 1:10 PM & Wednesday, 9/5 at 12:40 PM.
  • There is no premium or special Transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled Transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of Transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area Transit service will operate via regular routes & stops
    and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no longer any transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.
  • Expect traffic & possible Transit delays before and after games on
    routes that serve SODO, Pioneer Square & the DSTT.  

Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

  • Saturday, 9/1 through Monday, 9/3
  • On all days of this event, regular Transit service to the Seattle Center
    is provided by Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 24, 30 & 33. 
    Routes 5, 17, 26, 28 & 358 go to within walking distance.  Regular fares apply.  
  • Metro will provide shuttle service Saturday-Monday from the
    Northgate TC.   At the Seattle Center, shuttles arrive and depart
    from the stop eastbound on Mercer St at 3rd Av N. 
  • The cost to ride the shuttle is $2.50 cash-only per person each way.  Children aged 5 & under ride free.  No passes, transfers or ORCA
    cards are accepted.

Extended Sailings for this weekend’s Husky game

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended
sailing schedules for Saturday’s Husky game on September 1.   In addition to
the final scheduled departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 PM, we
will run an additional departure at 11:00 PM.   The final two departures from Seacrest Park will be at 10:45 PM and 11:10 PM.

Metro Transit also is operating a shuttle service for four area park-and-ride
lots for Husky games at CenturyLink Field.

Husky home game at CenturyLink Field

Labor Day observed Monday, September 3
In observance of Labor Day, King County Metro Transit will operate a Sunday schedule on Monday, September 3. 

  • Metro offices – including the Customer Information, pass sales and lost and found offices – will be closed on Monday.  Visit Metro’s online Regional Trip Planner to plan your transit trip.
  • If your bus does not normally operate on Sunday, it will not operate on Monday.
  • The West Seattle Water Taxi route will be operating a Sunday schedule
    on Labor Day, as will DART shuttle routes 773 and 775.
  • The Vashon Island Water Taxi route will not be in service on Monday.
  • On Labor Day, both the South Lake Union Streetcar and Link light rail
    will operate a Sunday schedule.

Long-Term Construction Reroutes – Fairview Av N due to new
phase in the Mercer Corridor Project

Long-term Construction – Eastbound 1st Av S ramp closed from the Spokane Street Viaduct

Construction – Eastbound N 85th St is closed between Greenwood & Wallingford Avs N

Thank you for riding and using Metro’s services.

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

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.

Metro’s Friday AM commute has ended; Fairview routing revisions continue, Bumbershoot, Mariners, plus other service impacts

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

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Please note the information below about possible traffic impacts in Metro’s service area.

1st Av S ramp to the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Long-Term Construction Reroutes – Fairview Av N due to new
phase in the Mercer Corridor Project

Long-term Construction – Eastbound 1st Av S ramp closed from the Spokane Street Viaduct

Construction – Eastbound N 85th St is closed between Greenwood & Wallingford Av N

Construction – S Othello St is closed between Rainier & Seward
Park Av S

Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

  • Saturday, 9/1 through Monday, 9/3
  • On all days of this event, regular Transit service to the SeattleCenter
    is provided by Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 24, 30 & 33. 
    Routes 5, 17, 26, 28 & 358 go to within walking distance.  Regular fares apply.  
  • Metro will provide shuttle service Saturday-Monday from the Northgate TC.   At the SeattleCenter, shuttles arrive and depart from the stop eastbound on Mercer St at 3rd Av N. 
  • The cost to ride the shuttle is $2.50 cash-only per person each way.  Children aged 5 & under ride free.  No passes, transfers or ORCA cards are accepted.

Husky home game at CenturyLink Field

Extended Sailings for this week’s Seahawks and Husky games

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended
sailing schedules for this evening’s Seahawks game at 7:00 PM and for
Saturday’s Husky game on September 1.   In addition to the final scheduled
departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 PM, we will run an additional departure at 11:00 PM each night.  The final two departures from Seacrest Park on those nights will be at 10:45 PM and 11:10 PM.

Metro Transit also is operating a shuttle service for four area park-and-ride lots for Husky games at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks park-and-ride shuttles are available beginning September 16 for weekend regular season games.

Mariners home stand

  • Friday, 8/31 through Monday, 9/9.
  • Most weekday evenings games start at 7:10 PM.
  • Day games on Monday, 9/3 at 1:10 PM & Wednesday, 9/5 at 12:40 PM.
  • There is no premium or special Transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled Transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of Transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area Transit service will operate via regular routes & stops
    and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no longer any transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.
  • Expect traffic & possible Transit delays before and after games on routes that serve SODO, Pioneer Square & the DSTT.

Thank you for riding and using Metro’s services.

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 Friday AM commute has begun; Fairview routing revisions continue, Bumbershoot, Mariners, plus other service impacts

Metro’s Friday AM commute has begun with no significant delays or disruptions in transit service to report.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Please note the information below about possible traffic impacts in Metro’s service area.

1st Av S ramp to the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Long-Term Construction Reroutes – Fairview Av N due to new
phase in the Mercer Corridor Project

Long-term Construction – Eastbound 1st Av S ramp closed from the Spokane Street Viaduct

Construction – Eastbound N 85th St is closed between Greenwood & Wallingford Av N

Construction – S Othello St is closed between Rainier & Seward
Park Av S

Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

  • Saturday, 9/1 through Monday, 9/3
  • On all days of this event, regular Transit service to the SeattleCenter
    is provided by Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 24, 30 & 33. 
    Routes 5, 17, 26, 28 & 358 go to within walking distance.  Regular fares apply.  
  • Metro will provide shuttle service Saturday-Monday from the Northgate TC.   At the SeattleCenter, shuttles arrive and depart from the stop eastbound on Mercer St at 3rd Av N. 
  • The cost to ride the shuttle is $2.50 cash-only per person each way.  Children aged 5 & under ride free.  No passes, transfers or ORCA cards are accepted.

Husky home game at CenturyLink Field

Extended Sailings for this week’s Seahawks and Husky games

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended
sailing schedules for this evening’s Seahawks game at 7:00 PM and for
Saturday’s Husky game on September 1.   In addition to the final scheduled
departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 PM, we will run an additional departure at 11:00 PM each night.  The final two departures from Seacrest Park on those nights will be at 10:45 PM and 11:10 PM.

Metro Transit also is operating a shuttle service for four area park-and-ride lots for Husky games at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks park-and-ride shuttles are available beginning September 16 for weekend regular season games.

Mariners home stand

  • Friday, 8/31 through Monday, 9/9.
  • Most weekday evenings games start at 7:10 PM.
  • Day games on Monday, 9/3 at 1:10 PM & Wednesday, 9/5 at 12:40 PM.
  • There is no premium or special Transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled Transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of Transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area Transit service will operate via regular routes & stops
    and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no longer any transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.
  • Expect traffic & possible Transit delays before and after games on routes that serve SODO, Pioneer Square & the DSTT.

Thank you for riding and using Metro’s services.

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

Travel safely and have a great morning.

Metro’s Thursday PM commute has ended; SR-520 drawspan opening & Transit via new 1 Av S ramp Friday AM, plus other transit impacts

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

Extended Sailings for this week’s Seahawks and Husky games

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended
sailing schedules for this evening’s Seahawks game at 7:00 PM and for
Saturday’s Husky game on September 1.   In addition to the final scheduled
departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 PM, we will run an additional
departure at 11:00 PM each night.  The final two departures from Seacrest Park
on those nights will be at 10:45 PM and 11:10 PM.

Metro Transit also is operating a shuttle service for four area park-and-ride lots
for Husky games at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks park-and-ride shuttles are available beginning September 16 for weekend regular season games.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Please note the information below about possible traffic 
impacts in Metro’s service area.

Seahawks at CenturyLink Field tonight

  • Thursday, 8/30 – Game time 7:00 PM.
  • Metro does not provide special P&R service for weeknight games.
  • Traffic in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle
    areas may be congested on game days.  
  • Ride transit to the game.

SR-520 drawspan opening scheduled tomorrow,
Friday 8/31 at 5 AM

  • The SR-520 Bridge will be closed for up to 30 minutes tomorrow morning at about 5:00 AM, due to a scheduled drawspan opening.
  • Expect possible brief delays in transit service during his time.  
  • The start and end times can change without notice.
  • For information about this scheduled closure, visit WSDOT.

1st Av S ramp to the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Long-Term Construction Reroutes – Fairview Av N due to new
phase in the Mercer Corridor Project

Construction – Overnight closure on 1st Av S at S Spokane St

Construction – S Othello St is closed between Rainier & Seward
Park Avs S

Mariners home stand  

  • Friday, 8/31 through Monday, 9/9.
  • Most weekday evenings games start at 7:10 PM.
  • Day games on Monday, 9/3 at 1:10 PM & Wednesday, 9/5 at 12:40 PM.
  • There is no premium or special Transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled Transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of Transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area Transit service will operate via regular routes & stops
    and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no longer any transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.
  • Expect traffic & possible Transit delays before and after games on routes
    that serve SODO, Pioneer Square & the DSTT.

Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

  • Saturday, 9/1 through Monday, 9/3
  • On all days of this event, regular Transit service to the Seattle Center
    is provided by Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 24, 30 & 33. 
    Routes 5, 17, 26, 28 & 358 go to within walking distance.  Regular fares apply.  
  • Metro will provide shuttle service Saturday-Monday from the Northgate TC.   At the Seattle Center, shuttles arrive and depart from the stop eastbound on Mercer St at 3rd Av N. 
  • The cost to ride the shuttle is $2.50 cash-only per person each way.  Children aged 5 & under ride free.  No passes, transfers or ORCA cards are accepted.

Husky home game at CenturyLink Field

Long-term Construction – Eastbound 1st Av S ramp closed from the Spokane Street Viaduct

Construction – Eastbound N 85th St is closed between Greenwood & Wallingford Avs N

Thank you for riding and using Metro’s services.

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

Travel safely and have a great evening.

Metro’s Thursday PM commute continues; Rt 107 resumes normal operation, Hawks tonight, 1 Av S ramp reopens Friday AM & other transit impacts

Metro’s Thursday PM commute continues with Route 107 returning to normal operations on Hardie Av SW between Renton Av Ext & SW Sunset Blvd after being rerouted around an earlier blockage.

Thanks for your patience and for using Metro’s services.

Extended Sailings for this week’s Seahawks and Husky games

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended
sailing schedules for this evening’s Seahawks game at 7:00 PM and for
Saturday’s Husky game on September 1.   In addition to the final scheduled
departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 PM, we will run an additional
departure at 11:00 PM each night.  The final two departures from Seacrest Park
on those nights will be at 10:45 PM and 11:10 PM.

Metro Transit also is operating a shuttle service for four area park-and-ride lots
for Husky games at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawk park-and-ride shuttles are available beginning Sept. 16 for weekend
regular season games.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Please note the information below about possible traffic 
impacts in Metro’s service area.

Seahawks at CenturyLink Field tonight

  • Thursday, 8/30 – Game time 7:00 PM.
  • Metro does not provide special P&R service for weeknight games.
  • Traffic in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle
    areas may be congested on game days.  
  • Ride transit to the game.

1st Av S ramp to the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Long-Term Construction Reroutes – Fairview Av N due to new
phase in the Mercer Corridor Project

Construction – Overnight closure on 1st Av S at S Spokane St

Construction – S Othello St is closed between Rainier & Seward
Park Avs S

Mariners home stand 

  • Friday, 8/31 through Monday, 9/9.
  • Most weekday evenings games start at 7:10 PM.
  • Day games on Monday, 9/3 at 1:10 PM & Wednesday, 9/5 at 12:40 PM.
  • There is no premium or special Transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled Transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of Transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area Transit service will operate via regular routes & stops
    and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no longer any transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.
  • Expect traffic & possible Transit delays before and after games on routes
    that serve SODO, Pioneer Square & the DSTT.

Event – Bumbershoot at the Seattle Center

  • Saturday, 9/1 through Monday, 9/3
  • On all days of this event, regular Transit service to the Seattle Center
    is provided by Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 24, 30 & 33. 
    Routes 5, 17, 26, 28 & 358 go to within walking distance.  Regular fares apply.  
  • Metro will provide shuttle service Saturday-Monday from the Northgate TC.   At the Seattle Center, shuttles arrive and depart from the stop eastbound on Mercer St at 3rd Av N. 
  • The cost to ride the shuttle is $2.50 cash-only per person each way.  Children aged 5 & under ride free.  No passes, transfers or ORCA cards are accepted.

Husky home game at CenturyLink Field

Long-term Construction – Eastbound 1st Av S ramp closed from the Spokane Street Viaduct

Construction – Eastbound N 85th St is closed between Greenwood & Wallingford Avs N

Thank you for riding and using Metro’s services.

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

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.

Metro’s Thursday PM commute has begun; Rt 107 is rerouted, Hawks tonight, Transit via new 1st Av S ramp Friday AM, plus other transit impacts

Metro’s Thursday PM commute has begun with Route 107 being rerouted due to a blockage on Hardie Av SW between Renton Av Ext & SW Sunset Blvd due to a blockage, until further notice.

Route 107 heading toward the Renton Transit Center will travel instead via Taylor Av NW, Renton Av Ext, Rainier Av S and S 3rd St to its regular route.

Heading toward Rainier Beach, Route 107 will travel instead via Rainer Av S, Renton Av Ext and Taylor Av NW to its regular route.

Use the stops on Taylor Av NW north of Renton Av Ext or along the reroute on Rainier Av S between Renton Av Ext and S 3rd St.

Extended Sailings for this week’s Seahawks and Husky games

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended
sailing schedules for this evening’s Seahawks game at 7:00 PM and for
Saturday’s Husky game on September 1.   In addition to the final scheduled
departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 PM, we will run an additional
departure at 11:00 PM each night.  The final two departures from Seacrest Park
on those nights will be at 10:45 PM and 11:10 PM.

Metro Transit also is operating a shuttle service for four area park-and-ride lots
for Husky games at CenturyLink Field.

Seahawks park-and-ride shuttles are available beginning September 16 for weekend regular season games.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Please note the information below about possible traffic 
impacts in Metro’s service area.

Seahawks at CenturyLink Field tonight

  • Thursday, 8/30 – Game time 7:00 PM.
  • Metro does not provide special P&R service for weeknight games.
  • Traffic in the SODO, Stadium, Pioneer Square & downtown Seattle
    areas may be congested on game days.  
  • Ride transit to the game.

1st Av S ramp to the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Long-Term Construction Reroutes – Fairview Av N due to new
phase in the Mercer Corridor Project

Construction – Overnight closure on 1st Av S at S Spokane St

Construction – S Othello St is closed between Rainier & Seward
Park Avs S

Mariners home stand 

  • Friday, 8/31 through Monday, 9/9.
  • Most weekday evenings games start at 7:10 PM.
  • Day games on Monday, 9/3 at 1:10 PM & Wednesday, 9/5 at 12:40 PM.
  • There is no premium or special Transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled Transit service to & from games.
  • Lots of Transit service goes near Safeco Field.
  • SODO-area Transit service will operate via regular routes & stops
    and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no longer any transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.
  • Expect traffic & possible Transit delays before and after games on routes
    that serve SODO, Pioneer Square & the DSTT.

Event – Bumbershoot at the Seattle Center

  • Saturday, 9/1 through Monday, 9/3
  • On all days of this event, regular Transit service to the SeattleCenter
    is provided by Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 24, 30 & 33. 
    Routes 5, 17, 26, 28 & 358 go to within walking distance.  Regular fares apply.  
  • Metro will provide shuttle service Saturday-Monday from the Northgate TC.   At the Seattle Center, shuttles arrive and depart from the stop eastbound on Mercer St at 3rd Av N. 
  • The cost to ride the shuttle is $2.50 cash-only per person each way.  Children aged 5 & under ride free.  No passes, transfers or ORCA cards are accepted.

Husky home game at CenturyLink Field

Long-term Construction – Eastbound 1st Av S ramp closed from the Spokane Street Viaduct

Construction – Eastbound N 85th St is closed between Greenwood & Wallingford Avs N

Thank you for riding and using Metro’s services.

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

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.