Starting May 5, there are two exciting changes to King County Metro’s Twitter presence to better serve our riders: 

First, our main Twitter account now has a more accurate name – @KingCountyMetro – to better reflect our county and the many modes in our transit network.  If you previously followed @kcmetrobus, you’re now following @KingCountyMetro automatically.  

Second, we’re launching a brand new Twitter account – @kcmetroalerts – that is dedicated to service information like canceled trips, detours, and stop closures. To get the latest, we invite you to start following @kcmetroalerts. You can sign up to receive this type of information via email or text on our Transit Alerts webpage. (Trip- and route-specific updates will no longer appear on the @KingCountyMetro Twitter account.) 

King County Metro main Twitter account

Screenshot of Metro's primary Twitter account, which can be found at @kingcountymetro

King County Metro Transit Alert Twitter account

Screenshot of Metro's alert Twitter account which can be found at @kcmetroalerts

Why change now? 

We launched our account in ancient times (2009) and are so happy to have our 130,000 closest friends, riders and fans following us on our journey. 

As we’ve grown, the old Twitter name @kcmetrobus didn’t include all the other mobility services we operate like Access paratransit, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, Vanpool, on-demand services such as Ride Pingo and Via to Transit, and many more. 

We’ve also heard consistent requests from riders and transit advocates for an alert-only Twitter account that allows them to easily see Metro’s key news announcements without having to sift through a long feed of service updates. 

We hope you like the changes and we look forward to sharing each day with you as you travel across our great region. Thanks for riding and making Metro a part of your life!