Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

Metro’s Friday PM Commute: Transit service delays subside as peak commute comes to an end; heat warning, plus more

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for a complete list.

Hot Weather Tips for Transit riders in Metro’s service area

Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected this weekend and into next week.

While most of Metro’s bus fleet has air conditioning, crowded buses could still feel very warm, and getting to and from bus stops in the heat may be a consideration for some people.

  • Ride the bus during off-peak hours, when buses are less crowded.
  • If possible, take morning or evening bus trips to avoid the midday sun.
  • Carry water with you on the bus to keep you hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing.
  • If you are traveling with children or seniors, be aware that they are more prone to heat-related illness.

Stay cool and stay safe!

Thank you for riding and for using Metro services.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Friday, 9/1-10
  • Most evening weekday games are at 7:10 PM.
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit serviceto & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes nearSafeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Long-term Construction Reroutes

120th Av NE is closed between Totem Lake Blvd & NE 128th St

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 235, 236, 238 and 277 are rerouted.

Main St is closed in downtown Bothell

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 243, 312, 342, 372 and Sound Transit Route ST 522 are rerouted.

Long-term Construction Closures

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closure

  • Through mid-year 2022 for East Link construction.
  • Metro Route 241 & Sound Transit Express routes 550, 555 and 556 are affected.  During this time, use the stop on Bellevue Way SE just north of 112th Av SE, across the street from the park-and-ride.
  • Heading toward the Bellevue Transit Center, these routes will continue to serve the stop on Bellevue Way SE, just outside the park-and-ride.
  • Visit Sound Transit for information about the East Link project, and alternate park-and-ride options.
  • Visit Metro Online for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.
  • Visit Metro’s online or mobile Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule and other information.
  • Visit the Just One Trip website for information about travel options.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app

The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Friday PM Commute: Expect transit service delays on I-405 from S-R 520 to Renton I-5 and from Northgate to downtown Seattle; + more

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for a complete list.

Hot Weather Tips for Transit riders in Metro’s service area

Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected this weekend and into next week.

While most of Metro’s bus fleet has air conditioning, crowded buses could still feel very warm, and getting to and from bus stops in the heat may be a consideration for some people.

  • Ride the bus during off-peak hours, when buses are less crowded.
  • If possible, take morning or evening bus trips to avoid the midday sun.
  • Carry water with you on the bus to keep you hydrated.
  • Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing.
  • If you are traveling with children or seniors, be aware that they are more prone to heat-related illness.

Stay cool and stay safe!

Thank you for riding and for using Metro services.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Friday, 9/1-10
  • Most evening weekday games are at 7:10 PM.
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit serviceto & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes nearSafeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Long-term Construction Reroutes

120th Av NE is closed between Totem Lake Blvd & NE 128th St

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 235, 236, 238 and 277 are rerouted.

Main St is closed in downtown Bothell

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 243, 312, 342, 372 and Sound Transit Route ST 522 are rerouted.

Long-term Construction Closures

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closure

  • Through mid-year 2022 for East Link construction.
  • Metro Route 241 & Sound Transit Express routes 550, 555 and 556 are affected.  During this time, use the stop on Bellevue Way SE just north of 112th Av SE, across the street from the park-and-ride.
  • Heading toward the Bellevue Transit Center, these routes will continue to serve the stop on Bellevue Way SE, just outside the park-and-ride.
  • Visit Sound Transit for information about the East Link project, and alternate park-and-ride options.
  • Visit Metro Online for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.
  • Visit Metro’s online or mobile Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule and other information.
  • Visit the Just One Trip website for information about travel options.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app

The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Friday PM Commute: Expect transit service delays on I-405 from S-R 520 to Renton I-5 and from Northgate to downtown Seattle; + more

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for a complete list.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Friday, 9/1-10
  • Most evening weekday games are at 7:10 PM.
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit serviceto & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes nearSafeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Long-term Construction Reroutes

120th Av NE is closed between Totem Lake Blvd & NE 128th St

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 235, 236, 238 and 277 are rerouted.

Main St is closed in downtown Bothell

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 243, 312, 342, 372 and Sound Transit Route ST 522 are rerouted.

Long-term Construction Closures

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closure

  • Through mid-year 2022 for East Link construction.
  • Metro Route 241 & Sound Transit Express routes 550, 555 and 556 are affected.  During this time, use the stop on Bellevue Way SE just north of 112th Av SE, across the street from the park-and-ride.
  • Heading toward the Bellevue Transit Center, these routes will continue to serve the stop on Bellevue Way SE, just outside the park-and-ride.
  • Visit Sound Transit for information about the East Link project, and alternate park-and-ride options.
  • Visit Metro Online for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.
  • Visit Metro’s online or mobile Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule and other information.
  • Visit the Just One Trip website for information about travel options.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app

The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Friday PM Commute: Expect transit service delays on routes delayed by Aurora Bridge closure; plus more

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for a complete list.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Friday, 9/1-10
  • Most evening weekday games are at 7:10 PM.
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit serviceto & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes nearSafeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Long-term Construction Reroutes

120th Av NE is closed between Totem Lake Blvd & NE 128th St

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 235, 236, 238 and 277 are rerouted.

Main St is closed in downtown Bothell

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 243, 312, 342, 372 and Sound Transit Route ST 522 are rerouted.

Long-term Construction Closures

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closure

  • Through mid-year 2022 for East Link construction.
  • Metro Route 241 & Sound Transit Express routes 550, 555 and 556 are affected.  During this time, use the stop on Bellevue Way SE just north of 112th Av SE, across the street from the park-and-ride.
  • Heading toward the Bellevue Transit Center, these routes will continue to serve the stop on Bellevue Way SE, just outside the park-and-ride.
  • Visit Sound Transit for information about the East Link project, and alternate park-and-ride options.
  • Visit Metro Online for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.
  • Visit Metro’s online or mobile Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule and other information.
  • Visit the Just One Trip website for information about travel options.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app

The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Friday AM Commute: Expect transit service delays on commuter routes to Seattle to subside as AM traffic clears

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for a complete list.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Friday, 9/1-10
  • Most evening weekday games are at 7:10 PM.
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit serviceto & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes nearSafeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Long-term Construction Reroutes

120th Av NE is closed between Totem Lake Blvd & NE 128th St

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 235, 236, 238 and 277 are rerouted.

Main St is closed in downtown Bothell

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 243, 312, 342, 372 and Sound Transit Route ST 522 are rerouted.

Long-term Construction Closures

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closure

  • Through mid-year 2022 for East Link construction.
  • Metro Route 241 & Sound Transit Express routes 550, 555 and 556 are affected.  During this time, use the stop on Bellevue Way SE just north of 112th Av SE, across the street from the park-and-ride.
  • Heading toward the Bellevue Transit Center, these routes will continue to serve the stop on Bellevue Way SE, just outside the park-and-ride.
  • Visit Sound Transit for information about the East Link project, and alternate park-and-ride options.
  • Visit Metro Online for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.
  • Visit Metro’s online or mobile Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule and other information.
  • Visit the Just One Trip website for information about travel options.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app

The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Friday AM Commute: Expect transit service delays on commuter routes to Seattle

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for a complete list.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Friday, 9/1-10
  • Most evening weekday games are at 7:10 PM.
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit serviceto & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes nearSafeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Long-term Construction Reroutes

120th Av NE is closed between Totem Lake Blvd & NE 128th St

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 235, 236, 238 and 277 are rerouted.

Main St is closed in downtown Bothell

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 243, 312, 342, 372 and Sound Transit Route ST 522 are rerouted.

Long-term Construction Closures

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closure

  • Through mid-year 2022 for East Link construction.
  • Metro Route 241 & Sound Transit Express routes 550, 555 and 556 are affected.  During this time, use the stop on Bellevue Way SE just north of 112th Av SE, across the street from the park-and-ride.
  • Heading toward the Bellevue Transit Center, these routes will continue to serve the stop on Bellevue Way SE, just outside the park-and-ride.
  • Visit Sound Transit for information about the East Link project, and alternate park-and-ride options.
  • Visit Metro Online for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.
  • Visit Metro’s online or mobile Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule and other information.
  • Visit the Just One Trip website for information about travel options.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app

The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.

Metro’s Friday AM Commute: Currently there are no major delays or disruptions in transit service to report

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area. Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for a complete list.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events

Mariners Home Stand

  • Friday, 9/1-10
  • Most evening weekday games are at 7:10 PM.
  • There is no premium or special transit service to or from games.
  • Ride regularly scheduled transit serviceto & from games.
  • Lots of transit service goes nearSafeco Field.
  • SODO-area transit service operates via regular routes & stops and there are no post-game reroutes.
  • There is no transit service on 1st Av S north of S Lander St.

Long-term Construction Reroutes

120th Av NE is closed between Totem Lake Blvd & NE 128th St

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 235, 236, 238 and 277 are rerouted.

Main St is closed in downtown Bothell

  • Through Sunday, 12/31 – at all times;
  • Metro routes 243, 312, 342, 372 and Sound Transit Route ST 522 are rerouted.

Long-term Construction Closures

The South Bellevue Park-and-Ride closure

  • Through mid-year 2022 for East Link construction.
  • Metro Route 241 & Sound Transit Express routes 550, 555 and 556 are affected.  During this time, use the stop on Bellevue Way SE just north of 112th Av SE, across the street from the park-and-ride.
  • Heading toward the Bellevue Transit Center, these routes will continue to serve the stop on Bellevue Way SE, just outside the park-and-ride.
  • Visit Sound Transit for information about the East Link project, and alternate park-and-ride options.
  • Visit Metro Online for complete information about Metro and regional transportation services.
  • Visit Metro’s online or mobile Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for bus stop, schedule and other information.
  • Visit the Just One Trip website for information about travel options.

Get around the region with the Puget Sound Trip Planner app

The Puget Sound Trip Planner app – available for Apple and Android mobile devices – allows riders to plan a trip that covers many transportation choices, including buses, rail, ferries, streetcars, and water taxis.  Get this free app for our iPhone or Android today.

We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.