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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]

Metro Transit Seeking Feedback On Next Year’s Bus Service Changes

Metro Transit Seeking Feedback On Next Year’s Bus Service Changes

King County Metro Transit is inviting the public to discuss proposals to make bus service more efficient in several communities next year, including parts of Seattle. Many of the changes are being proposed... [Read more]

PHOTOS: New Burien Transit Garage Opens Two Months Early

PHOTOS: New Burien Transit Garage Opens Two Months Early

King County Metro and Sound Transit were joined by local officials and partners today (Aug 30) to officially dedicate the new Burien Transit Garage. Construction on the $20.8 million garage started in... [Read more]