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Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in Burien to improve safety, bus speed and reliability. The RapidRide H Line... [Read more]

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]

King County Metro holding Open House on Route 120 on Wednesday, Jan. 10

King County Metro holding Open House on Route 120 on Wednesday, Jan. 10

King County Metro will be holding the next in its series of Open Houses on Route 120 this Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Burien Community Center. The free, open event will run from 5 – 8 p.m. Up next: @kcmetrobus... [Read more]

Metro seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, holding 3 Open Houses

Metro seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, holding 3 Open Houses

King County Metro is seeking public feedback on upgrading Route 120 into a future RapidRide H Line. Metro is working with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the City of Burien, and unincorporated... [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]

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]

New Metro Transit Route #631 Shuttle premieres in Burien Monday morning

New Metro Transit Route #631 Shuttle premieres in Burien Monday morning

King County Metro Transit’s Burien Shuttle (aka Route 631) made its debut Monday morning (June 8), with plenty of local dignitaries on hand: Photos courtesy City of Burien and King County. As... [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]

Metro Transit seeking public input to help draft long-range planning

Metro Transit seeking public input to help draft long-range planning

King County Metro Transit is seeking public input as it launches an intensive long-range planning effort that will help determine what regional transit service will look like in 25 years. With the region’s... [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]

Constantine, McDermott call for adding Burien service to Sound Transit

Constantine, McDermott call for adding Burien service to Sound Transit

King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair Dow Constantine and King County Council and Sound Transit Board member Joe McDermott today moved to add future high-capacity transit service to West... [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]

King County launches new RapidRide F Line

King County launches new RapidRide F Line

From left to right: Renton City Councilmember Marcie Palmer, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, King County Department of Transportation Director Harold Taniguchi, Metro Transit Service Development... [Read more]

RapidRide Bus service starts on Saturday, June 7 in Burien

RapidRide Bus service starts on Saturday, June 7 in Burien

Metro’s new bus rapid transit service will begin operations serving Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton on Saturday, June 7, when the RapidRide F Line replaces Route 140, with service every 10 minutes... [Read more]

Public meeting for King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be May 21 at Library

Public meeting for King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be May 21 at Library

King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be coming to the area soon, with public meetings scheduled for May 21 and 22 in Burien and Renton, in advance of the RapidRide F Line launch on June... [Read more]

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

The first round of returns has been released by King County Elections, and Proposition No. 1, a Sales and Use Tax for Metro Transit, is losing by nearly 11 percent – a deficit that may be hard to overcome. If... [Read more]

Buses get short-term reprieve from state

Buses get short-term reprieve from state

by Jack Mayne The danger of widespread cancellation of local Metro bus service is still looming, but major cuts this year in South King County have been relieved by a Washington transportation department... [Read more]

Metro Transit Adding More Buses to Ease Crowded Routes

Metro Transit Adding More Buses to Ease Crowded Routes

King County Metro Transit announced Tuesday (Oct. 23) that it is adding more buses to meet increased ridership demand between Burien, West Seattle and downtown Seattle. Starting Monday, Oct. 29, eight... [Read more]

Dow Constantine Recommends Expansion of Metro’s RapidRide Line

Dow Constantine Recommends Expansion of Metro’s RapidRide Line

King County Executive Dow Constantine this week recommended alignments and station locations for two more RapidRide lines connecting Burien with Renton, and Shoreline with Seattle. “RapidRide is a cost-effective... [Read more]

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]

Metro Will Have Reduced Service Monday Due To Holiday (+ A Snow Update)

Metro Will Have Reduced Service Monday Due To Holiday (+ A Snow Update)

Metro bus abandoned in a field in Des Moines, Nov. 2010. Metro Transit will be offering reduced service on Monday, Jan. 16, both due to it being the Martin Luther King holiday as well as the possibility... [Read more]