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Another new normal. Another new chapter. 7 buses make their final ascent to surface streets.

Another new normal. Another new chapter. Tonight, we bid our final farewell as the buses exit stage left and right of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel platform. By the time most of you wake up on Saturday morning (3.23.19), seven bus routes will have made their permanent ascent from the… [ Keep reading ]

CHAPTER 1 #SeattleSqueeze Data: Less driving, more transit, more biking!

Approximately 250,000 people commute to and through downtown each day. With the new SR 99 tunnel now open, we’ve been analyzing the data from the closure to understand what went well, how we could have done better, and how we can keep the good changes going during the next chapter… [ Keep reading ]

Here are the #SeattleSqueeze numbers you’ve been waiting for.

One week down, Seattle. We made it through our first week of the #SeattleSqueeze and the #Realign99 closure. We’re making history and we think it’s important that you know this – that you, we, us, we’re all part of this epic Seattle transportation story. And whilst you’re sitting on… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to celebrate 100th Community Engagement Event | SR 99 Viaduct closure & Seattle Squeeze!

To inform people about their travel options during the SR 99 closure and beyond, the City of Seattle – in coordination with partners at the Washington State Department of Transportation, King County Metro, and Sound Transit – has been actively engaged in briefing communities since early September, throughout Seattle and… [ Keep reading ]

Start Your New Year’s Resolution Early: Talk to Your Employer About Commute Options.

 The words “Seattle Squeeze” are buzzing around the region. Beginning with WSDOT’s permanent closure of the Alaska Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next three years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. Private and public megaprojects will continue to reduce capacity on our… [ Keep reading ]

More good news for the Year 3 Seattle Transportation Benefit District Performance Report.

Thanks to service improvements funded by the Seattle Transportation Benefit District, transit availability and access is growing – and access to transit is at an all-time high in Seattle. As we continue to do even more to expand access to affordable transit in Seattle, we are already seeing critical advances to… [ Keep reading ]

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like driving a 60-foot-long articulated Metro bus, you’re not alone.

 King County Metro’s 3,000 drivers make it look easy. They’re master curb huggers and their turning radius down sometimes busy and narrow streets in Seattle and across King County is on point! To get a better sense of the widths and turning radius of buses, our team at the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Plan your trip, get bus and train info, and buy transit tickets on the GO! 

Do you know there’s an app for that…Transit, that is?  We’re kicking this off with a couple of #SeattleDidYouKnow (s): #SeattleDidYouKnow Back in September, we added over 300 bus trips each week on popular bus routes across Seattle, including 32 trips during the weekday’s busiest times to help alleviate… [ Keep reading ]

How you get around Seattle is changing. #GetReady #Realign99

If you’ve not noticed our traffic patterns changing already, you’re going to notice very soon. Starting January 11, 2019, the Puget Sound region will experience the longest closure of a major highway it has ever experienced. (In addition, there are more than 65 construction cranes dotting our skyline and work… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Convo! 3 Neighborhoods that will soon be better connected by Link light rail in 2021!

By now, most of you know that how you get around downtown Seattle is rapidly changing. We’ve made investments around the city to help you get around and for many travelers, the time is now to adjust and adapt to the new normal. The University District (U District) is no… [ Keep reading ]