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REMINDER: Metro Open House on Route 120 is TONIGHT – Wed., Jan. 10

REMINDER: Metro Open House on Route 120 is TONIGHT – Wed., Jan. 10

REMINDER: King County Metro will be holding the next in its series of Open Houses on Route 120 TONIGHT – Wednesday, Jan. 10 – at the Burien Community Center. The free, open event will run from 5 –... [Read more]

Metro seeks feedback on upgrading Route 120 into future RapidRide H Line

Metro seeks feedback on upgrading Route 120 into future RapidRide H Line

King County Metro Transit is seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, which serves Burien: Upgrading Metro Transit route 120 achieves goals in the Metro Connects long-range plan and voter-approved Levy... [Read more]

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

The King County Council on Monday (March 27) unanimously approved adding service hours to overcrowded Metro Transit routes in Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent, as well as increasing nightly service on... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

LETTER: Resident says Metro Transit has reduced afternoon bus routes for Burien

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear City Council & City Manager, Over... [Read more]

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Click image to see larger version. Photo courtesy Kate Bysheim. On Saturday morning, Aug. 20 at around 7:20 a.m., Burien Police responded to an accident near SW 148th Street and 4th Ave SW (map below),... [Read more]

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Riders will have a new way to get around Burien beginning Monday, June 8. King County Metro Transit, in partnership with the City of Burien, is launching a new shuttle that will restore weekday local... [Read more]

New Community Shuttle – to replace Route 139 – to begin in Burien June 8

New Community Shuttle – to replace Route 139 – to begin in Burien June 8

Beginning June 8, a new Burien community shuttle – intended to replace the discontinued Route 139 – will provide weekday service approximately every 30 minutes on a one-way clockwise loop serving Seahurst,... [Read more]

Burien and Metro plan Route 139 replacement shuttle, seek comments

Burien and Metro plan Route 139 replacement shuttle, seek comments

Metro Transit is working with the City of Burien on an alternative service to replace the parts of Bus Route 139 –which was cut last September (read our previous coverage here) – that were used the... [Read more]

King County Council adopts budget that keeps buses on the road

King County Council adopts budget that keeps buses on the road

Monday’s vote by the Metropolitan King County Council fully funded current levels of Metro service. The unanimously adopted 2015-2016 biennial King County Budget ensures that 400,000 annual hours... [Read more]

Friday night Yeti Teen Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ starts Jan. 9

Friday night Yeti Teen Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ starts Jan. 9

A Friday Night Yeti Ski/Snowboard ‘Beast Bus’ to The Summit Central will start Jan. 9, and here are the details: WHEN: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 WHERE: Des Moines Field House (2... [Read more]

Metro Transit considering replacing bus route #139 with alternative shuttles

Metro Transit considering replacing bus route #139 with alternative shuttles

Just a few days after a group of women protested the cutting of Metro bus route #139 in Burien, King County on Monday announced that it is considering an expansion of its ‘Alternative Services Program,’... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Group protests cutting of Metro bus #139 in Burien Thursday

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Group protests cutting of Metro bus #139 in Burien Thursday

A group of women held signs at 21st Ave SW and SW 152nd Street in Burien Thursday afternoon (Sept. 25), protesting the cut of Metro Transit bus route #139 in Burien. The group included some retired nuns. This... [Read more]

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

An accident between a charter bus and an SUV resulted in three injuries as well as the bus crashing into a building near the intersection of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th in Burien Sunday night…

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

A Metro bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of SW 156th Street and 4th Ave SW in Burien Friday night around 6:20 p.m. Police say that Metro Route 166…

Burien Largely Unaffected By Metro Transit Bus Route Changes

Burien Largely Unaffected By Metro Transit Bus Route Changes

Reduced evening hours on Metro’s Route 139 from the Burien Transit Center to Highline Medical Center will begin in June. The change is one of many revisions to Metro bus routes that was approved Monday... [Read more]

CALL FOR HELP: Burien Hyde Shuttle Needs Volunteers To Sustain Service

CALL FOR HELP: Burien Hyde Shuttle Needs Volunteers To Sustain Service

Senior Services, a non-profit that includes the Hyde Shuttles, is urgently seeking volunteers in the Burien area to help sustain its services for seniors and people with disabilities. Volunteers are needed... [Read more]

REMINDER: Metro’s Final Meeting On Cutbacks Is At City Hall TONIGHT

REMINDER: Metro’s Final Meeting On Cutbacks Is At City Hall TONIGHT

REMINDER: TONIGHT (Thursday, July 21st) is Metro Transit’s final public meeting on possible cutbacks, to be held at Burien City Hall starting at 6 p.m. Metro has proposed a two-year, $20 car tab... [Read more]

WEATHER: Metro Transit Preparing For Wednesday Snow; Are You Ready?

WEATHER: Metro Transit Preparing For Wednesday Snow; Are You Ready?

King County’s Metro Transit announced Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 22) that it is “preparing for Wednesday snow,” and encouraging all bus riders to plan ahead for rapidly changing travel conditions... [Read more]

New Temporary Transit Parking Lot Scheduled To Open Tuesday

New Temporary Transit Parking Lot Scheduled To Open Tuesday

Looks like work is about to begin on the parking lot next to the Burien Transit Center, and it will close next week. We just received word from the King County Department of Transportation that an interim... [Read more]

New Wi-Fi Enabled Metro RapidRide Transit Launches Saturday

New Wi-Fi Enabled Metro RapidRide Transit Launches Saturday

Metro Transit’s new RapidRide “A” Line will debut this Saturday, Oct. 2, and when it does, according to a breathlessly-worded press release: “…thousands of passengers in South King County... [Read more]

Changes To Metro Bus Service For Burien Begins Oct. 2nd

Changes To Metro Bus Service For Burien Begins Oct. 2nd

King County Metro Transit announced Thursday (Sept. 23rd) that, effective Saturday, Oct. 2nd, it will be launching the first of its six RapidRide lines, along with other new bus routes, as well as schedule... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Service Changes Mean Fewer Express Buses In Burien

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Service Changes Mean Fewer Express Buses In Burien

Burien is losing more express Metro service to Downtown Seattle. According to this new schedule, the last Burien Park and Ride express bus service into Seattle, leaves at 9:18 am. No express bus service... [Read more]

CONTEST: Take Pics Of The HCC/BTB Ads On A Metro Bus, Win $50 Gift Certificate!

CONTEST: Take Pics Of The HCC/BTB Ads On A Metro Bus, Win $50 Gift Certificate!

Sometimes one can’t help but be self-indulgent, so please indulge us as we announce a new contest that may seem, well…very self-indulgent. You see, recently Highline Community College contacted... [Read more]

New Burien Transit Center Opens Saturday May 30th

New Burien Transit Center Opens Saturday May 30th

Burien’s new Transit Center will open this coming Saturday, May 30th as part of King County Metro Transit seasonal service change.

Metro's new Burien Transit Center has six off-street bus bays for more convenient boarding.
Metro’s new Burien Transit Center has six off-street bus bays for more convenient boarding.

The $12.5 million Burien Transit Center features six bus bays for passenger boarding, including one dedicated to paratransit service. All of the boarding areas are now located off-street, enhancing safety for both transit customers and motorists in downtown Burien…