King County Metro Transit addresses crowding on Issaquah-bound route

October 16, 2012

King County Metro Transit is attempting to ease afternoon crowding on buses from downtown Seattle to the Issaquah Highlands by eliminating a Bellevue stop.

Starting Oct. 15, the transit agency cut a stop at the Eastgate Freeway Station to reduce crowding on the Issaquah-bound Route 218 buses. Metro Transit provides 15 trips on the route during the weekday afternoon commute.

Riders heading to the Eastgate Park & Ride in Bellevue can instead use alternate service on Second Avenue in downtown Seattle.

Metro Transit plans for weekday morning Route 218 buses to Seattle to continue to serve the westbound Eastgate Freeway Station.

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King County Metro Transit addresses crowding on Issaquah-bound route

October 8, 2012

NEW — 6 p.m. Oct. 8, 2012

King County Metro Transit is attempting to ease afternoon crowding on buses from downtown Seattle to the Issaquah Highlands by eliminating a Bellevue stop, starting Oct. 15.

The transit agency is cutting a stop at the Eastgate Freeway Station to reduce crowding on the Issaquah-bound Route 218 buses. Metro Transit provides 15 trips on the route during the weekday afternoon commute.

Riders heading to the Eastgate Park & Ride in Bellevue can instead use alternate service on Second Avenue in downtown Seattle.

Metro Transit plans for weekday morning Route 218 buses to Seattle to continue to serve the westbound Eastgate Freeway Station.

Meanwhile, afternoon riders headed to the Highlands from Eastgate can ride Metro Transit Route 211 or Sound Transit Express routes 554 and 556.

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King County Metro Transit route changes impact Issaquah riders

September 11, 2012

King County Metro Transit riders should prepare for major changes in the weeks ahead, as the agency launches a pay-on-entry system and updates several routes.

Transit planners advised thousands of riders to expect changes on bus routes starting Sept. 29, as the agency changes bus stops on dozens of routes, shifts buses to different streets and alters schedules.

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King County Metro Transit warns riders to expect delays

May 1, 2012

NEW — 6 a.m. May 1, 2012

Issaquah residents commuting to or from downtown Seattle on Tuesday afternoon should prepare for delays, King County Metro Transit advised riders Monday.

Transit service — and all traffic — in downtown Seattle is likely to be delayed during the afternoon commute and into the evening due to a May Day march and other activities.

The transit agency alerted bus riders to prepare for transit service delays and possible reroutes. The changes could affect bus service on surface streets and possibly the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.

One march is planned to depart the Central District at 5 p.m. and travel along South Jackson Street to Fourth Avenue to the Wells Fargo Building on Third Avenue between Madison and Marion streets.

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Metro Transit will loosen bike rules Feb. 6

January 24, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 24, 2010

King County Metro Transit riders taking a bike along to downtown Seattle will face fewer hassles next month.

Metro will allow bicyclists to load and unload bicycles at any regular bus stop in the downtown Ride Free Area at any time of the day. The yearlong demonstration project starts Feb. 6.

During the past several years, Metro has eased bike-loading limits. The restrictions during peak hours in the busy downtown core are the last in place.

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