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Here’s a recap of transit changes in Seattle this week

There’s been a ton of transit changes this week! Transit agencies across the region are responding to decreased ridership since the onset of COVID-19 by decreasing service, suspending fare collection, and changing the way passengers board. There’s also been planned service changes and major construction completion. Transit planning resources, such… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary transit service reductions start Monday, March 23

Editor’s note, 3/23/20: Corrected route lists updated below. Today King County Metro Transit (Metro) announced that starting Monday, March 23 they will be reducing transit service for the duration of the region’s public health emergency. Metro, along with every other transit operator, is seeing declines in ridership and expects them… [ Keep reading ]

As teleworking is up, traffic in Seattle is down this week.

Seattle, King County, and the State of Washington are taking strong measures to protect the health of residents amid the rapidly developing COVID-19 outbreak. The Governor’s March 11 announcement places a ban on gatherings of more than 250 people and March 12 announcement closed K-12 schools in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties… [ Keep reading ]

Connect 2020 construction is coming to an end!

UPDATE from Sound Transit on March 19: Weekend Link light rail closure March 20-21. “Closures of Downtown Seattle Link stations will begin Friday evening (3/20) and extend through the weekend as crews wrap up the Connect 2020 construction process, through which Sound Transit has connected East King County tracks to… [ Keep reading ]

Survey and meetings ahead for Route 40 corridor improvements – Postponed

Crossposted with King County Metro blog. Updated 3/11/2020. Originally posted 2/28/2020 UPDATE: Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation are postponing the Route 40 drop-in sessions (previously scheduled for March 17, 18, & 19) until later this spring. We’re continuing to follow guidance from our partners at Public Health –… [ Keep reading ]

Dear Seattle, XOXO. ❤️

Do you hear that sound? It’s hallmark knockin’ on your door with another holiday, folks. The day is complicated and mushy, but we’d like to look at it is an opportunity to LOVE our friends, families, and communities a little louder. Whether you’re already dreaming of jumping into PJs with… [ Keep reading ]

Link light rail weekend closure & platform changes coming your way!

We’re halfway done with the #Connect2020 Link light rail disruptions! Two things you need to know: Weekend Closure: Shuttle buses replace Link trains this weekend between Capitol Hill and SODO starting Friday, February 7 at 9pm. Platform switch: Starting Monday, February 10, Link light rail riders will board… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Celebrate! Northgate Bike & Pedestrian Bridge Groundbreaking

Today, Seattle Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez hosted a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction on the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge over Interstate 5. They were joined by other civic leaders, transportation agency partners, and community organizations who have supported this project. The bridge… [ Keep reading ]

Three reasons to hop back on a bike during #Connect2020

The snow was a good excuse for many (but not all) of us to ignore our bikes last week, but now that highs are back around 50 with a grey blanket of clouds, it’s time to bundle up and befriend our bikes again. Chapter 3 of the #SeattleSqueeze continues with… [ Keep reading ]

We want to hear from you: Weigh in on transportation upgrades from downtown Seattle to Roosevelt

The new RapidRide J Line is scheduled to begin service in 2024. The RapidRide J Line will provide high-quality service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of Belltown, South Lake Union, Eastlake, University District, and Roosevelt. We’re working with King County Metro to ensure a comprehensive plan that includes better transit… [ Keep reading ]