Note: Water Taxi service, which was canceled earlier due to high winds, will resume for West Seattle with the 11:30 a.m. sailing. Water Taxi service will resume for Vashon Island for the afternoon commute.
King County Metro moved to our Emergency Snow Network this morning, reducing service to about 60 core routes that the City of Seattle and other jurisdictions prioritized for snow and ice removal.
The Emergency Snow Network will be in effect until further notice. Metro will reassess daily whether snow clearing efforts have adequately improved road conditions and determine if there is sufficient staffing and buses to restore service and operate the broader all-day transit network. Riders who intend to use Metro’s services Monday, Dec. 27, should visit the Emergency Snow Network webpage to view details about routes in operation and to identify their options.
Access Services is currently providing only life-saving and emergency trips depending on conditions and availability. On Monday, Dec. 27, Access also will move to the ESN to mirror fixed route services. Access’ main objective under the ESN will be to provide life sustaining medical transportation. During this time, customers who are not certified to use Access that need to connect to life sustaining medical services can call 206-205-5000 to request services between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Access will also be working closely with fixed route services to help support customers who are stranded due to breakdowns or weather conditions.
On-demand services: Via to Transit in south Seattle and south King County, and Ride Pingo to Transit in Kent are temporarily not operating due to roadway conditions.
In other news, Metro’s Pass Sales Office will have shorter hours today. It will be from open 12 noon to 4 p.m.
For Lost & Found: Customers can call Metro Customer Service at 206-553-3000. In-person service is by appointment only. Please call first.
The National Weather Service forecast says freezing temperatures and possible snow accumulation will continue for the next several days for the greater Puget Sound area. Metro is committed to providing transit service even in the face of inclement weather. Customers should be prepared for possible travel disruptions and are encouraged to monitor weather reports. Riders should sign up or update route subscriptions to receive Transit Alerts via text and email for their bus routes. Routes can change quickly depending on snow accumulations. Follow @kcmetrobus on Twitter to see the latest travel tips and service information.