The cold snap is here and with it the possibility of snow in parts of our region for the next few days. Metro is ready to safely get you where you need to go. If you plan to travel, your one-stop shop remains

Before you go, and when it snows

Snow on the street? There’s a good chance transit service could be disrupted.

  • Check your email or text messages for a Transit Alert from Metro for the routes you signed up for. It’s easy to sign up online.
  • Check to for our snow guide and weather-specific information on Access paratransit, Water Taxi, and flexible services.
  • Tune in to media and transportation agencies in your area, like the Seattle, Bellevue or Washington State transportation departments, in case of widespread snow and ice.

Real-time (at your bus stop)

Our real-time updates can let you know when a bus trip is operating, when it is due to depart or if it was canceled due to weather or an operator shortage.

  • First, visit to see which routes are on snow route and determine if your route is operating.
  • Then, use one of our real-time tools to see if your desired trip is on schedule.
  • Follow @kcmetrobus on Twitter

Where road conditions worsen, Metro is prepared to shift buses to snow reroutes and chain its bus fleet. If your bus is operating on a snow route, it may not serve bus stops on hills and will generally serve stops located on main arterials or at major transfer points such as park-and-ride lots, transit centers, or shopping centers.

And please remember to take care of yourself. Snowy conditions mean that buses may be crowded or behind schedule. Be sure to wear a mask, dress warmly, pack a water bottle, expect delays, and wear appropriate footwear for the weather.