Updates on Regional Impacts

Crews will be blocking the west lane on 5th Ave between Union St and University St from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday-Friday to remove the guardrail beginning on Monday, July 22. While this will impact travel for up to a few weeks, putting this structure in place saved years of disruption on 5th Ave. Quick history […]

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This blog post has been updated on July 12. Dates of work have changed from July 12-14 to August 10-11. Prepare for another weekend of lane reductions for pavement preservation work on the SR 99 Aurora Bridge. From Friday night until Monday morning, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will scrape […]

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The #SeattleSqueeze continues this week, as demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and construction of new ORCA transit card readers impact travel to and through downtown. Read on and plan ahead for your next trip downtown! July 1 – August 4: NB Bus Stop Closure at 3rd Ave and James St The bus stop at 3rd Ave and James […]

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Many park and ride lots across the region fill up well before 7 a.m. on a typical weekday, so it can be hard to find parking at the station. To provide access for riders who can’t make it to the station so early, Sound Transit, King County Metro, and Pierce Transit are offering reserved parking […]

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Sidewalk and curb lane changes are being installed on 1st Ave N and a few intersecting streets as part of the Seattle Center Arena Renovation project. These changes allow access for truck hauling and construction staging, maintaining transit service, and separating people riding bikes from large trucks. Changes include: Restricting parking and loading areas on 1st Ave N; […]

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So many ways to access park and rides!

Park and rides are facilities where people who have a long commute, don’t live near a transit route, or need a convenient place to catch transit can come to one place for their transit, carpool and vanpool, biking, and walking options. Scroll through the list of King County Metro park and ride locations, and learn about Sound […]

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Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. And with more people comes more construction to support our expanding city. As we continue through the #SeattleSqueeze, public and private infrastructure projects continue to impact how we get around, especially those with disabilities. With many of these projects directly affecting our streets and sidewalks, it’s […]

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New policy alert! If you’ve been paying close attention, you may have already noticed leading pedestrian intervals around town, but you’re about to start seeing a whole lot more of them. We recently adopted a new policy to evaluate adding a leading pedestrian interval every time we build a new traffic signal or do other signal […]

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Take Transit to Trails!

In case you missed it, Trailhead Direct is back and going strong in 2019! Trailhead Direct is a seasonal transit service to popular hiking destinations in King County. During #RideTransit Month, this is an awesome opportunity to take transit not just to work or school, but to enjoy the great outdoors! Get a lift from urban Seattle […]

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#SeattleDidYouKnow: In West Seattle and SE Seattle, you have the option to take transit to transit! If you’re taking transit to live, work, or play in West Seattle and southeast Seattle, you can now plan your commute with on-demand transit options tailored to your needs. On-demand shuttle services, including Via to Transit and Ride 2, […]

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We’re celebrating those who keep our transit system moving: YOU! This week, for #RideTransit Month, we’re celebrating YOU, the riders who keep our transit system moving. This week, transit agencies across the state will be surprising riders with pop-up appreciation stations and you may just be lucky enough to find one! If you do, make […]

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On June 5, together with Commute Seattle, we celebrated the efforts of employers participating in the city’s Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program during the fifth annual Champions Celebration breakfast. This CTR program awards ceremony honors employers who demonstrate high engagement and innovative tactics in their transportation programs for employees. We recognized six platinum-level employers – Fred Hutchinson, Seattle Children’s, Swedish […]

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