Transportation Section

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect Closures on 1st Ave South thru Holidays

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect Closures on 1st Ave South thru Holidays

The City of Burien is warning residents to be expect closures on 1st Ave South between S/SW 140th to S/SW 146th Street through the holidays. “There will still be some utility work continuing which... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I was Dismayed to find that Burien has Installed a New Traffic Light…’

LETTER: ‘I was Dismayed to find that Burien has Installed a New Traffic Light…’

I was dismayed to find that Burien has installed a new traffic light on 1st Avenue at 150th. One of the things I really like about Burien is that it is NOT the kind of town that needs a traffic light every... [Read more]

Sponsored Post New Advertiser Tours Northwest Now Offering Ski Tours and More

New Advertiser Tours Northwest Now Offering Ski Tours and More

We’d like to welcome aboard our newest Advertiser, Tours Northwest. Tours Northwest, with its fleet of comfy, heated and air conditioned coaches, has been showing off the greater Puget Sound area…

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Work May Disrupt SW 148th/First Ave South

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Work May Disrupt SW 148th/First Ave South

The City of Burien announced on its website that construction work at the southwest corner of the intersection of SW 148th Street and 1st Avenue South intersection will continue all day Thursday, Oct.... [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]

Drivers Needed for Hyde Shuttle in Burien, Normandy Park & Des Moines

Drivers Needed for Hyde Shuttle in Burien, Normandy Park & Des Moines

Local free transportation service Hyde Shuttle is seeking volunteer Drivers for its buses in Burien, Normandy Park and Des Moines. Volunteers need to commit to four hours a day for one day per week. “As... [Read more]

City Light Work May Cause Traffic Delays on 1st Ave South this Weekend

City Light Work May Cause Traffic Delays on 1st Ave South this Weekend

The City of Burien announced on its website that Seattle City Light will be installing their wiring for the underground electrical system beginning at SW 140th or SW 146th Street this weekend – through... [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]

Sponsored Post Please Welcome our Latest Advertiser – Bicycles West in Burien!

Please Welcome our Latest Advertiser – Bicycles West in Burien!

lease welcome our latest Advertiser – Bicycles West – located at 804 SW 151st in Burien, kitty corner from the Fire Station. Bicycles West was recently taken over by Kurt Fykerud, who has turned this longtime local bike business into…

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]

PHOTOS: Final Phase of Construction Underway at Sylvester Road Bridge

PHOTOS: Final Phase of Construction Underway at Sylvester Road Bridge

Story & Photos by Brett Fish Expect flaggers, one lane restrictions and travel delays up to 10 minutes crossing the Sylvester Bridge. Patience required. The final phase of the construction is being... [Read more]

Get Ready to Pedal B-Town – Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 18

Get Ready to Pedal B-Town – Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 18

Get ready to pedal B-Town – Burien Bike Day will be held on Friday, May 18! Last year, over 20,000 people in the Seattle metro area took to the streets on bicycles, pedaling their way to work, school,... [Read more]

‘WABI Burien’ Gets Rolling As New Local Walk/Bike Organization

‘WABI Burien’ Gets Rolling As New Local Walk/Bike Organization

A new organization called ‘WABI Burien‘ (WABI stands for ‘Walk/Bike’) has formed, with the goal of making the Burien community “safer, healthier, and more fun through walking... [Read more]

VIDEO: Tree Down on SR-518 Just East of Burien, Blocking Right Lane

VIDEO: Tree Down on SR-518 Just East of Burien, Blocking Right Lane

BTB Reader Ted  Johnson sent us the following video shot with his iPhone, showing a downed tree over the eastbound lanes of SR-518 Friday afternoon (Feb. 17), just east of Burien: We’re not sure... [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]

In Case Of Snow, City Of Burien Has Its Own ‘Mr. Plow(s)’ Standing By

In Case Of Snow, City Of Burien Has Its Own ‘Mr. Plow(s)’ Standing By

Call Mr. Plow, That’s my name, That name again Is Mr. Plow. Boom-chi-cha-boom-chi-cha-boom-chi-boom I’m Mr. Plow, and I’m here to say, I’m the plowin’est guy in the... [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]

PHOTOS: Wing Walls Installed At Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

PHOTOS: Wing Walls Installed At Sylvester Road Bridge Construction

Courtesy Brett Fish comes some new photos of Sylvester Bridge Construction, specifically on the installation of wing walls on Friday, Dec. 9th (click images to see larger version): Carpenters construct... [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]

VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer found time to affix a GoPro HD camera to the B-Town Blogmobile and drive on the Alaskan Way Viaduct recently, and he used that footage to create this ‘Goodbye... [Read more]

Some Transportation Alternatives For Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure

Some Transportation Alternatives For Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is warning that the Alaskan Way Viaduct closure, which begins this Friday (Oct. 21) is expected to affect traffic throughout the Seattle area.... [Read more]

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The 100% Electric Mitsubishi i Comes To The Northwest; Here’s Where To Find It!

The “Mitsubishi i 100% Electric Experience” Tour is in the Seattle area until Sunday. The tour allows attendees to experience and test drive the Mitsubishi i and learn about the vehicle from an on-site... [Read more]

Southcenter Parkway & Klickitat Drive Re-Open; But Be Wary Of U-Turn Frenzy

Southcenter Parkway & Klickitat Drive Re-Open; But Be Wary Of U-Turn Frenzy

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Tukwila’s Southcenter Parkway and Klickitat Drive have reopened, making access to that part of the city much better, just in time for shopping season. BUT…as... [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]

Going to Seafair? Park All Day at SeaTac for $10, and Ride the Link!

Going to Seafair? Park All Day at SeaTac for $10, and Ride the Link!

(Seattle – August 3, 2011) – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport invites Seafair fans to “go green to Seafair” with a $10 all day parking rate at the main terminal garage if you... [Read more]