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Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

King County Metro Transit released the following update on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: Due to heavy overnight snowfall and dangerous roadway conditions across the region, King County Metro will operate only... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

Construction Of Burien Transit Center Parking Garage To Begin in October

Construction Of Burien Transit Center Parking Garage To Begin in October

by Ralph Nichols The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Burien Transit Center parking garage is scheduled for Oct. 23. And by then, work on the King County/Sound Transit Transportation-Oriented Development... [Read more]

Sound Transit Funding OK Gets Burien Transit Oriented Development Moving Toward Construction

Sound Transit Funding OK Gets Burien Transit Oriented Development Moving Toward Construction

By Ralph Nichols With funding for a long-anticipated Burien Transit Center parking garage approved by the Sound Transit Board of Directors on July 23, the project is now transitioning from concept to... [Read more]

As They Respond To Metro Bus Driver Assault In Tukwila, Two Police Cars Crash

As They Respond To Metro Bus Driver Assault In Tukwila, Two Police Cars Crash

Early Saturday morning (Jan. 23rd) a Metro bus driver, 56, was assaulted in Tukwila, receiving injuries that sent her to Valley Medical Center. Three persons were later arrested, one for the assault and... [Read more]

National “Dump the Pump” Day Is Thursday, June 18th

National “Dump the Pump” Day Is Thursday, June 18th

Thursday, June 18th is National “Dump The Pump” day, an annual event sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association to raise awareness of the benefits of public transit.

Everyone is concerned about saving money and cutting down on expenses these days. And as local gas prices again begin to creep up to $3 a gallon, one of the easiest ways to keep more money in your wallet is to park your car at home and hop on public transportation.

Once again this year, the region’s transportation agencies are urging residents to ride a bus, train, boat, bike, take a walk, or share the ride this Thursday…