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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]

King County Council Adopts New Transit Funding Plan, Saves Metro

King County Council Adopts New Transit Funding Plan, Saves Metro

The King County Council on Monday (Aug. 15) voted to adopt a $20 “congestion reduction charge” that will supply $50 million over the next two years to “save” Metro Transit. Approved... [Read more]

Scores Of Metro Bus Riders Urge King County Council To Save Current Service

Scores Of Metro Bus Riders Urge King County Council To Save Current Service

by Ralph Nichols Scores of Metro bus riders urged King County Council members at a July 21 public hearing in Burien to impose a “temporary” $20 fee to avoid sharp cuts in their transit service. All... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Metro Transit’s Final Public Hearing At Burien City Hall

PHOTOS: Scenes From Metro Transit’s Final Public Hearing At Burien City Hall

It was a bit of media circus outside Burien City Hall late Thursday afternoon (July 21), as numerous Seattle TV stations did urgent “live reports from the scene” as dozens of supporters gathered... [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]

REMINDER: Metro’s Final Meeting On Transit Cutbacks At City Hall Thursday

REMINDER: Metro’s Final Meeting On Transit Cutbacks At City Hall Thursday

REMINDER: If you rely on Metro buses in the Burien area, you may want to attend Metro Transit’s final public meeting on possible cutbacks at Burien City Hall this Thursday night, July 21st, starting... [Read more]

REPORT: Burien Man Accused Of Shooting ‘Wasn’t Even Aiming It At Nobody’

REPORT: Burien Man Accused Of Shooting ‘Wasn’t Even Aiming It At Nobody’

The Seattle P-I is reporting that David Dietrick, 24, of Burien, accused of firing a pistol on a West Seattle-bound Metro bus, has been charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful gun possession. “I... [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]

Metro Transit Will Be On ‘Snow Watch’ Tuesday Afternoon

Metro Transit Will Be On ‘Snow Watch’ Tuesday Afternoon

Metro Transit announced Monday afternoon (Jan. 10th), that it will be on “Snow Watch” for Tuesday afternoon’s commute (Jan. 11), which they say “could be very different from morning... [Read more]

50% Chance Of Snow Wednesday? Metro Transit Declares ‘Snow Watch’

50% Chance Of Snow Wednesday? Metro Transit Declares ‘Snow Watch’

Metro Transit declared Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 28th) that it’s on “snow watch” for Wednesday, Dec. 29th, and the National Weather Service concurs with this forecast for the Burien area: Tonight:... [Read more]

Bus Riders Beware – Metro Transit To Utilize Snow Routes Monday Morning

Bus Riders Beware – Metro Transit To Utilize Snow Routes Monday Morning

Metro Transit issued a “Transit Alert” late Sunday announcing that they will start Monday with buses on snow routing, in anticipation of the possibility of the white stuff actually sticking. Here’s... [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]

Former Councilmember, Highline College VP Appointed To Transit Task Force

Former Councilmember, Highline College VP Appointed To Transit Task Force

Former Burien City Councilmember Sue Blazak, along with Highline College Vice President of Administration Larry Yok, were appointed Monday (Feb. 22nd) along with 26 others to a new Regional Transit Task... [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]

“Suspicious” Suitcase Blown Up By Bomb Squad Robot At Burien Transit Center

“Suspicious” Suitcase Blown Up By Bomb Squad Robot At Burien Transit Center

What was considered a “suspicious” suitcase was blown up by a bomb squad early Monday morning at the Burien Transit Center on SW 148th. According to KING5.com, the suitcase was spotted by a... [Read more]

503-Stall Parking Garage/Transit Oriented Development Project About Ready To Begin In Burien

503-Stall Parking Garage/Transit Oriented Development Project About Ready To Begin In Burien

by Ralph Nichols June’s grand opening of the new Burien transit center at SW 148th Street and 2nd Ave. South did not mark the end of transit development in the city’s downtown business district... [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…

Notes From Monday Night’s Burien Council Meeting

Notes From Monday Night’s Burien Council Meeting

by Gina Bourdage Here are notes from Monday night’s (March 2nd) Burien City Council meeting: THE PASSING OF DOTTIE HARPER: Dottie Harper passed away recently, and the Burien City Council opened with... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien Transit Center Set For May 30th Opening

PHOTOS: Burien Transit Center Set For May 30th Opening

The Burien Transit Center is taking shape, and is reportedly on target to begin operations on Saturday, May 30th. The center, located on SW 148th, across from the Safeway complex where Rooty’s Sports... [Read more]

Metro Transit Seeking Feedback On Bus Route Changes

Metro Transit Seeking Feedback On Bus Route Changes

Metro Transit, along with Sound Transit, are considering changing several area bus routes, so if you ride public transportation around here you might want to let them know your thoughts. Here are some... [Read more]