Transportation Section

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]

‘Burien In Motion’ helps you find new ways of getting around

‘Burien In Motion’ helps you find new ways of getting around

It’s just over the halfway mark for King County Metro’s “Burien In Motion” program, and organizers are asking folks to sign up before Oct. 10 for information on different transportation... [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]

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

The City of Burien announced that it will be conducting significant street work along SW 152nd Street between 10th Avenue SW and Maplewild Ave SW, and elsewhere in Burien starting in mid-August and continuing... [Read more]

Burien gets ‘In Motion’

Burien gets ‘In Motion’

King County Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program in Burien to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options such as transit, bicycling,... [Read more]

How do you get around, Burien? ‘Burien in Motion’ wants to know

How do you get around, Burien? ‘Burien in Motion’ wants to know

How do you get around, Burien? That’s the question from Burien In Motion, a King County Metro program running this summer in partnership with WABI Burien, Discover Burien, and The B-Town Blog. If... [Read more]

Coming soon: Get ready, get set, and get going with ‘Burien In Motion’!

Coming soon: Get ready, get set, and get going with ‘Burien In Motion’!

This summer and fall, King County Metro is partnering with WABI Burien, Discover Burien, and local businesses* to help you use more human-powered transportation, more transit, and a little less gas. “Sign... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Please welcome new Advertiser Burien Cycle to The B-Town Blog!

Please welcome new Advertiser Burien Cycle to The B-Town Blog!

Many of you may be familiar with Burien Cycle – the bike shop located at 804 SW 151st Street in Burien – but what some of you may not realize is that ownership of the business has changed. After honing... [Read more]

Volunteer Drivers needed to help local seniors

Volunteer Drivers needed to help local seniors

Getting to the doctor’s office can seem daunting for many local seniors. Poor vision or medical conditions prevent them from driving; limited mobility makes it impossible to take the bus; taxis come... [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]

Safety improvements planned at intersections throughout Burien

Safety improvements planned at intersections throughout Burien

Burien has received a Citywide Safety Improvements Grant from the state Department of Transportation for safety enhancements to several signalized and non-signalized intersections throughout the City. Project... [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]

City holding hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 2

City holding hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 2

The City of Burien will be holding a public hearing on its 6-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the June 2 City Council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall. The... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Door-to-Door Shuttle for Des Moines Farmers Market!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Door-to-Door Shuttle for Des Moines Farmers Market!

Wanolitto announces Saturday Door-to-Door Shuttle Transportation to the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this season, which opens on Saturday, June 7! The Des Moines Farmers Market and the Rotary... [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]

Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 16

Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 16

Be part of the great stream of bikes glinting in the sunlight as Burien bikers pedal to work or school on Burien Bike Day on Friday, May 16. WABI Burien will be hosting a Bike Commuter Station that day... [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]

Volunteers needed for State’s Annual Bike/Pedestrian Count in Burien

Volunteers needed for State’s Annual Bike/Pedestrian Count in Burien

The Annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count will be taken at locations throughout Washington State in nearly 40 jurisdictions – including Burien – and Volunteers are needed. Data collected from these counts... [Read more]

Valuable Volunteers needed for valued program – drive for Hyde Shuttles

Valuable Volunteers needed for valued program – drive for Hyde Shuttles

Here’s a great opportunity to rise up and Volunteer to help others locally: Hyde Shuttles have served as a crucial resource for area residents since the program first selected Des Moines as its pilot... [Read more]

Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts

Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts

Throughout September and October, local residents, businesses and organizations will have opportunities to share their feedback on the proposed completion of the SR-509 Corridor/Puget Sound Gateway Project... [Read more]

Pavement work to temporarily close Sea-Tac’s center runway this Summer

Pavement work to temporarily close Sea-Tac’s center runway this Summer

The Port of Seattle is alerting area residents that they will be temporarily closing the center runway at Sea-Tac Airport between July 8 – Aug. 2. The work will “extend the life of the runway,”... [Read more]

Ribbon-cutting for Burien’s new Bike Racks will be Saturday, June 29

Ribbon-cutting for Burien’s new Bike Racks will be Saturday, June 29

A ribbon-cutting celebration for Burien’s brand new Bike Racks is set for Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. in front of Bumbershoot Books at 639 SW 152nd Street. “We’ve just installed a couple... [Read more]

SR-518 construction may cause travel delays near airport this weekend

SR-518 construction may cause travel delays near airport this weekend

Whether you are picking up, dropping off or parking, plan for extra time getting to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this weekend, as construction work will continue on SR-518. Concrete panel... [Read more]

Burien Public Works installs 24 Bike Racks around Burien Wednesday morning

Burien Public Works installs 24 Bike Racks around Burien Wednesday morning

Photos courtesyy Samir Basmeh, Maintenance Manager for the City of Burien. UPDATE 6/13/13 10:20 a.m.: As Screenwriter/Director Phil Alden Robinson wrote: “Build it and they will come.”  In... [Read more]