Category: Transit investments

Do you have a travel plan and your #GoodToGo toll pass? Tolling the SR 99 tunnel is part of the third chapter of the #SeattleSqueeze, the period through 2024 where Seattle’s downtown is in a state of transition to meet the needs of our growing city. We need everyone’s help to keep people moving to and through downtown Seattle. How […]

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We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between 1st Ave and 3rd Ave by December 2019. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses to access the new Viaduct-free Alaskan Way in early […]

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We’re nearly 9 months into the #SeattleSqueeze & getting around parts of Seattle continues to be a real challenge. West Seattle and Pioneer Square have both taken the brunt of construction-related traffic impacts this past year, and so people who rely on buses traveling through both of these neighborhoods via 1st Ave S have felt an especially […]

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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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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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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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Take the pledge, ride transit at least three times in June, and win prizes. It’s that easy. June is #RideTransit Month, and we’re partnering with Transportation Choices Coalition to celebrate transit – bus, light rail, train, ferry, vanpool, water taxi, and streetcar – throughout the month. Go to ridetransitmonth.org and take the ride transit pledge to commit to ride transit this month.  Here’s how you take […]

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To improve traffic flow into downtown during the morning commute, we’re making changes to the traffic signal and middle lane on Seattle Blvd S approaching 4th Ave. During the morning commute hours (6-9 AM), the middle travel lane will be right turn-only. We’re installing a new signal at this location that will indicate that this […]

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We’ve partnered with King County Metro and Sound Transit to bring you Via to Transit, a convenient shuttle service to and from light rail stations in southeast Seattle and Tukwila. Via to Transit lets you request on-demand shuttle vans to and from five Sound Transit Link stations: Mount Baker, Columbia City, Othello, Rainier Beach, and […]

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The buses are out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, but that’s not the only change that’s happening to our downtown streets! As of March 23, there are now more trips on bus routes with high ridership demand serving many parts of Seattle to make transit an even more reliable option during the #SeattleSqueeze and […]

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Seattle, your bus route has changed. It’s time to make a plan. When King County first built the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, the region’s agencies always intended for an eventual transition to light rail only. There are two reasons that caused the buses to move permanently to the surface on March 23, 2019: To continue […]

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To help keep transit moving during the first commute days of the buses coming out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, with the help of our partners at King County Metro and the Seattle Police Department, we’re placing uniformed police officers (UPOs) at key intersections downtown on weekday evenings.   Beginning Monday, March 25, officers will help direct traffic, keeping bus […]

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