The Puget Sound region is preparing for the warmest days of the summer, with the Weather Service predicting temperatures in the 90s for several days. King County Metro can help connect you to community cooling centers, and Public Health – Seattle & King County has tips for protecting yourself as you travel.

Riding with Metro

Stay out of the heat if you can
All Metro coaches have air conditioning, but that sometimes isn’t enough during the hottest parts of the day. We encourage you to travel during cooler parts of the day and skip unnecessary trips. If you are riding, the best way to help keep the buses cool is to keep the windows on the coaches closed to increase the efficiency of the AC.

Before you go
This extreme heat can impact roads and bridges and create potential delays. Using Metro Transit Alerts, you can find out about potential delays by email or text message. Even if you haven’t signed up for alerts, you can also find the latest alerts for each route on the RSS feeds webpage.

Real-time (while waiting for transit)
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:

Shade and water
Hot weather means that buses may be behind schedule. Be sure to pack a water bottle, stay out of the direct sun as best as you can, and be prepared for possible delays.

Staying safe in the sun

Transit partners: For riders who connect with Metro through our partner transit agencies, here are links to their sites to help you get the information you need during this heat event.

Pierce Transit

Community Transit