Daily Archives: July 27, 2018

Metro’s Friday PM Commute: Earlier delays are subsiding; Seafair related reroutes start tonight; hot weather tips; use the new Text for Departures tool

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent 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.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events –

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

Enumclaw Street Fair

Renton River Days Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  •  Metro routes 101, 105, 106, 107, 148, 169, 240, RapidRide F Line & DART 908  will be rerouted.

Seafair Torchlight Run & Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
  • Pine Street reroutes Start Fri, 7/27 at 6:00 PM until Sun, 7/29 at 3:00 PM.
  •  Metro routes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 26, 28,  41, 40, 47, 49, 62, 70, 120, 125, 131, 132,  RapidRide C & E Line & Sound Transit Express routes 522, 545 & 554  will be rerouted.

 

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.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply 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: Seafair related reroutes start tonight; hot weather tips; use the new Text for Departures tool

Routes 7 and 9 are still rerouted off of Rainier Av S in both directions between S Orcas St and S Graham St.

Use the stops on Rainier Av S north of S Orcas St or south of S Graham St.

This reroute is expected to last several hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience.

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent 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.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events –

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

Enumclaw Street Fair

Renton River Days Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  •  Metro routes 101, 105, 106, 107, 148, 169, 240, RapidRide F Line & DART 908  will be rerouted.

Seafair Torchlight Run & Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
  • Pine Street reroutes Start Fri, 7/27 at 6:00 PM until Sun, 7/29 at 3:00 PM.
  •  Metro routes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 26, 28,  41, 40, 47, 49, 62, 70, 120, 125, 131, 132,  RapidRide C & E Line & Sound Transit Express routes 522, 545 & 554  will be rerouted.

 

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.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply 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 – Routes 7 and 9 have resumed regular route on Rainier Av S between S Orcas St and S Graham St

Routes 7 and 9 have resumed regular route on Rainier Av S between S Orcas St and S Graham St.

Thank you for your patience.

Metro’s Friday PM Commute: Rts 7 & 9 are still rerouted; expect possible service delays due to traffic congestion on SB I-5 north of SR-520

Routes 7 and 9 are still rerouted off of Rainier Av S in both directions between S Orcas St and S Graham St.

Use the stops on Rainier Av S north of S Orcas St or south of S Graham St.

This reroute is expected to last several hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience.

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent 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.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events –

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

Enumclaw Street Fair

Renton River Days Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  •  Metro routes 101, 105, 106, 107, 148, 169, 240, RapidRide F Line & DART 908  will be rerouted.

Seafair Torchlight Run & Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
  •  Metro routes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 26, 28, 40, 47, 49, 62, 70, 120, 125, 131, 132,  RapidRide C & E Line & Sound Transit Express routes 522, 545 & 554  will be rerouted.

 

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.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply 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: Rts 7 & 9 still rerouted; Expect service delays due to traffic congestion on SB I-5 north SR-520

Routes 7 and 9 are rerouted off of Rainier Av S in both directions between S Orcas St and S Graham St.

Use the stops on Rainier Av S north of S Orcas St or south of S Graham St.

This reroute is expected to last several hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience.

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent 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.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events –

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

Enumclaw Street Fair

Renton River Days Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  •  Metro routes 101, 105, 106, 107, 148, 169, 240, RapidRide F Line & DART 908  will be rerouted.

Seafair Torchlight Run & Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
  •  Metro routes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 26, 28, 40, 47, 49, 62, 70, 120, 125, 131, 132,  RapidRide C & E Line & Sound Transit Express routes 522, 545 & 554  will be rerouted.

 

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.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply 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: Route 331 has resumed regular routing on Dayton Av N & N 172nd St; Hot weather tips; CPS stops relocated to Ninth Ave; Use the new Text for Departures tool plus…

Route 331 has resumed regular routing in both directions on Dayton Av N and N 172nd St. The earlier blockage has been cleared.

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent 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.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events –

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

Enumclaw Street Fair

Renton River Days Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  •  Metro routes 101, 105, 106, 107, 148, 169, 240, RapidRide F Line & DART 908  will be rerouted.

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.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply 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: Route 331 is currently rerouted off of Dayton Av N & N 172nd St; Hot weather tips; CPS stops relocated to Ninth Ave; Use the new Text for Departures tool plus…

Route 331 is currently rerouted in both directions off of Dayton Av N and N 172nd St, due to a blockage. Until further notice, use stops on N Richmond Beach Rd west of Dayton Av N or on Fremont Av N south of N 172nd St.

Hot weather tips
Metro Transit is advising all transit riders in its service area to plan ahead for traveling during the very hot weather that is expected during the next few days.

While about 70 percent 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.

Metro does everything it can to make riding transit as comfortable as possible, however, transit service can be affected by traffic, weather and other conditions over which we have no control. Your patience during delays and service disruptions is appreciated.

Convention Place tunnel station stop closures & relocation
On July 21 the bus stops inside the Convention Place Station closed permanently. Buses are now serving stops on Ninth Avenue.

Buses will continue to operate in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel through March of 2019. Affected by the bus stop relocation on July 21 are Metro routes 41, 74, 101, 102, 150 and 255, and Sound Transit Express Route 550.

Try Metro’s new text for departures tool to quickly find the next departures of transit service at stops
Find the next departure times of transit service at your stop by texting your stop ID to 62550, and you will receive a return message with the next departure times at that stop.  Include a specific route number after the stop ID to see departure times for just that route.

Please note the information below about service advisories and alerts due to significant events and construction in Metro’s service area.

Sign up for Transit Alerts.

Events –

Bellevue Festival of the Arts

Enumclaw Street Fair

Renton River Days Parade

  •  Sat, 7/28 – 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  •  Metro routes 101, 105, 106, 107, 148, 169, 240, RapidRide F Line & DART 908  will be rerouted.

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.

Drive for Metro!  Metro is hiring.  Apply today.

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