transit Section

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]

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King County Metro presents: 4 easy tools to plan a Commute (no car necessary)

Driving can be a hassle—gas money, finding parking, and of course traffic. However, trying to figure out public transportation can sometimes seem like even more of a headache. Luckily, Metro’s Just... [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]

Expert Review Panel for ‘Sound Transit 3’ to discuss planning July 13-14

Expert Review Panel for ‘Sound Transit 3’ to discuss planning July 13-14

An independent Expert Review Panel for Sound Transit’s Phase 3 Planning for the Regional Transit Long-Range Plan will meet on July 13-14 in Seattle to review key methodologies, financial planning, and... [Read more]

Sound Transit asks: ‘Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?’

Sound Transit asks: ‘Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?’

Sounds Transit is asking residents: “Where will Sound Transit take you tomorrow?” “Citizens from Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila connect to multiple destinations... [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]

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]

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]

‘Burien In Motion’ kicks off Travel Options Challenge

‘Burien In Motion’ kicks off Travel Options Challenge

Have you signed up yet with King County’s Burien In Motion program? If you live or work in Burien, you’re eligible to receive a free ORCA card with two weeks unlimited travel and to earn additional... [Read more]

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Burien Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office are both reporting of a stabbing at the Burien Transit Center Tuesday night (April 15), injuring two men…

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]

County Council Adopts Route for RapidRide Line Between Burien & Renton

County Council Adopts Route for RapidRide Line Between Burien & Renton

The King County Council on Monday (July 30) gave its unanimous approval to the proposed alignments and stations for Metro Transit’s two RapidRide lines that will begin operating in 2013 – including... [Read more]

Burien Hyde Shuttle Reduces Service to 2 Days Per Week Due to Lack of Drivers

Burien Hyde Shuttle Reduces Service to 2 Days Per Week Due to Lack of Drivers

All over Burien, seniors and people with disabilities are finding a major means of transportation closed off to them – the Burien Hyde Shuttle is having to cut back to just two days per week due to a... [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]

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]

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]

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]

Groundbreaking Kicks Off Construction For Transit Center Parking Expansion

Groundbreaking Kicks Off Construction For Transit Center Parking Expansion

Gray skies punctuated by occasional cloud bursts set the stage for today’s (Oct 23) groundbreaking of the Burien Transit Center Parking Expansion Project. Following the opening of the new Transit... [Read more]