Metro has transportation options over Labor Day weekend for those heading to Bumbershoot or to hike in the outdoors.
For regular Metro customers, remember that regular bus service will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day.
Transit to the trails with Trailhead Direct
A three-day weekend means plenty of Western Washingtonians will be out enjoying nature. Trailhead parking is likely to get a little crowded, which is why Trailhead Direct is a convenient option for those heading to the Issaquah Alps this weekend.
Trailhead Direct is a new seasonal service sponsored by Metro’s Community Connections Program and King County Parks that loops between the Issaquah Transit Center and three trailheads on Squak and Tiger Mountains. Transit vans leave the Issaquah Transit Center every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
This weekend, the first 50 riders on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will receive a free gift pack that includes an ORCA card preloaded with $10 value. ORCA can be used to pay the Trailhead Direct fare.
Visit the Trailhead Direct website for details on other promotions offered through King County Parks .
Hikers can ride the transit vans to Margaret’s Way trailhead at Cougar-Squak Corridor Park, the Poo Poo Point trailhead on West Tiger Mountain, and the East Sunset Way Trailhead in Issaquah. The service continues its route with a stop at the Issaquah Highlands park & ride before returning to the Issaquah Transit Center to begin another loop.
For those who want to connect with the Trailhead Direct on public transit, ST Route 554 serves both the Issaquah Transit Center and the Issaquah Highlands park- & ride on weekends. Metro route 271 serves the Issaquah Transit Center on weekends with Route 208 serving the transit center on Saturdays.
Ride Metro to Bumbershoot
While Metro does not operate any extra or other special service for Bumbershoot at Seattle Center over the holiday weekend, there is plenty of regularly scheduled transit service that serves the festival.
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 24, 32, 33 and the RapidRide D Line serve Seattle Center directly, while routes 5, 26, 28, 40, 62 and the RapidRide C, and E lines go to within a few blocks.
Holiday schedule on Labor Day
Metro buses will operate Sunday/holiday schedules for Labor Day, meaning some commuter bus routes will not be in service and other routes may operate on a reduced schedule.
Buses that do not usually operate on Sunday will not be in service on Labor Day. Customers should check schedules for route information, as well as planned reroutes for events and construction.
Sunday fares will be in effect on all Metro service on Labor Day.
Riders also can visit Metro’s online Trip Planner or call Metro’s Customer Information Office on weekdays at 206-553-3000 to plan transit trips.