TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch; first day for Ride2

(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

7:06 AM: Good morning. No traffic incident or transit alerts so far for our area.

NEW SERVICE STARTS: Today is the first day that Ride2 is serving part of West Seattle, as announced last week. Here’s how it works, including where and when.

8:09 AM: Thanks to the texter who sent this pic of a Ride2 van on standby in North Delridge:

If you try it – today or someother time soon – we’d be interested in hearing from you.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch; first day for Ride2"

  • pdid December 17, 2018 (8:02 am)

    Ride 2 takes you to transit hubs (when you live in a commuter bus desert), but what about getting back to your home again?

    • WSB December 17, 2018 (8:09 am)

      If you’re in the service area, you can get a ride back to your residence from one of those two destination points. From the info page linked above, “Ride2 in West Seattle is offered in the defined service area only, with the Alaska Junction and Seacrest Park dock as an origin or destination for all trips.”

  • Complaint December 17, 2018 (10:55 am)

    Ride2 keep delaying to come pick me up and it delayed for 40 mins, it will keep alarm me 5 minutes and then when the time comes, it says delay for 5 minutes and so on, it kept me waiting for 40 minutes outside.  Once it arrived, it was an empty shuttle.  I asked around and most people said that their Ride2 was delayed for at least 30 minutes and often didn’t pick up other people, just one shuttle for one person.  Why can’t Ride2 group most people in one route and pick them up on time or give them a better accurate time?

    • WSB December 17, 2018 (11:01 am)

      This is the first day the shuttle operated in West Seattle. How did you find people to “ask around”? Just curious. We went to Seacrest to look for arrivals and saw one person get out of a van that arrived after 8:30. I wouldn’t have expected particularly high ridership on Day 1 but plan to follow up with Metro today. – TR

  • Chad December 17, 2018 (12:27 pm)

    I used it this morning to get from home (Belvidere area) to C Line in the junction. I expected to have to wait like 10-15 minutes – instead, the app said I would have a ride in three minutes, and that was almost exactly right. It took me a couple minutes to get ready so the van had to wait. Driver was friendly and wanted to know what they could do to make things easier. Dropped me off on 44th at Alaska. They don’t want them stopping on Alaska, I guess, so they go around to 44th. Was very easy and made a big difference in my morning commute. Planning to try on the return trip, as well.

    • WSB December 17, 2018 (12:29 pm)

      Thank you for the report!

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