Transit reminders: No Water Taxi on Presidents Day; Metro schedule mostly ‘regular’

February 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm | In Transportation, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

Just in from Metro Transit, reminders for this Saturday’s service change and Monday’s Presidents Day holiday:

On Presidents Day – Monday, Feb. 18 – King County Metro Transit will operate a regular weekday schedule with some trips canceled because the University of Washington is not in session. Peak fares will not be charged. The King County Water Taxi service will not operate either the Vashon or West Seattle routes on Feb. 18.

These routes have designated trips canceled when the UW is not in session (as identified in timetables): 31, 32, 65, 67, 68, 75, 167, 197, 205, 271, 277, 372, 373.

As a reminder, Metro Transit also will change service beginning Saturday, Feb. 16, affecting several routes. Highlights include Metro’s response addressing concerns from transit customers about crowding and a lack of access to late evening buses. As a result, Metro is adding a late evening trip between Magnolia and downtown Seattle and eliminating a Route 216 stop to help address overcrowding during the afternoon commute. Metro also is testing a new style RapidRide printed timetable for the C and D Lines that shows departure times along their routes – a move that makes it easier to plan travel and make connections to other bus routes.

2 Comments

  1. So any word if the Water Taxi is up and running this afternoon?

    Comment by marianne — 4:04 pm February 13, 2013 #

  2. Yes, it is running as they said it would be – Melissa Ann is filling in for Rachel Marie; Victoria Clipper III is handling Vashon. Probably through tomorrow.

    Comment by WSB — 4:36 pm February 13, 2013 #

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