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Take a transit survey
Transit riders and other community members are invited to participate in surveys and provide input that will help Metro and its transit partners to make the best service and mobility plans for riders and communities.
Annual International Bus Benchmarking Group (IBBG) survey
King County Metro Transit and fourteen other transit agencies from around the world are conducting a survey, and all Metro riders are invited to participate.
These agencies will share and compare survey results in order to learn from each other and to work toward providing even better transit service.
We would like to hear your thoughts about King County Metro bus service. We are interested in your replies about your current experience, whether you ride frequently, occasionally or hardly at all. Your personal details and responses are confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.
~ English https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IBBG-KingCounty-English
~ Spanish https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IBBG-KingCounty-Espanol
~ Chinese https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IBBG-KingCounty-Chinese
This survey is open until May 9.
East Link connections survey
– Closes April 25
Ride transit to vaccination sites
Metro provides transportation options to vaccination sites at Lumen Field and elsewhere.
Available transit options include several of our flexible services that have expanded their destinations from rail stations and transit hubs to also serve vaccination sites.
There is a wide range of reduced fares for senior and youth, and for customers with lower incomes or disabilities. Customers with very low incomes may be eligible for a fully-subsidized ORCA LIFT card. Visit the Fares & ORCA page for information.
West Seattle Water Taxi increased service to and from downtown Seattle
West Seattle Summer sailing schedule began on Monday, April 19 and includes service seven days a week, weekday mid-day service, and late evening sailings on Friday and Saturday.
See our Captains Blog for details about the summer schedule or check our website for more information about the Water Taxi @ kingcounty.gov/watertaxi.
North Kirkland & Sammamish Community Ride
North Kirkland and Sammamish area Community Ride users will soon be using a new app.
Current functionality and operation will not change. Visit the site for information.
A weekend Link shuttle bus will operate between SODO & UW stations
During weekends in April, from each Friday evening at 9:00 PM to the end of Sunday service, Link trains will not operate between SODO and University of Washington (UWS) stations while work is done to complete connections for future Northgate and East Link expansion.
During these weekends Metro will operate a Link shuttle bus during regular Link operating hours, serving stops near all of the affected stations.
Regular Link train service will operate as usual in both directions between Angle Lake and SODO stations.
· Wear a mask while riding on transit.
· Stay home if you are sick.
· Maintain physical distance from others.
· Observe and abide by posted directions, signs and decals.
Tapping your ORCA card is the fastest and safest way to pay your fare. Visit Metro’s website to learn about managing your ORCA account.
Watch for new or changing information.
Metro news and service
Visit Metro’s website and the Metro Matters blog for news and updates.
Visit Metro’s web portal that helps riders find out about applying for reduced fares online and virtual ‘Neighborhood pop-ups’ for getting more information about Metro.
Metro service may be intermittently and temporarily interrupted or rerouted due to weather or events in its service area. See below for information about planning ahead for possible service interruptions.
Transit trip updates
For the scheduled (‘s’) or predicted departure times, and other information about transit service at your stop,
· Text your stop ID to 62550, or
· Visit ‘Next Departures’ in Metro’s online Trip Planner.
Transit service may be interrupted by weather, events or activities
In areas where there are crowds, traffic, weather or events disrupting normal travel patterns, transit riders are advised to be aware of conditions in their immediate area, such as street closures or detours, and be prepared for delays, or to make revisions to travel plans, such as using a different bus stop or a different route, based on specific circumstances.
Be prepared for unexpectedly revised traffic or routing, and for delays in transit service. Transit riders are encouraged to know the alternate routes or stops that may be near their starting points and destinations.
Depending on the time and the nature of such events, Metro may not be able to provide real-time information or service updates via email or text. Event start and end times and other details may be subject to change.
We are here weekdays from 6-9 AM and 3-7 PM to help keep an Eye on your Metro Commute.