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King Street Center
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Seattle, WA 98104
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Metro Transit Special Rider Alert, June 2002

Bus Service Improvements Start Saturday, June 8, 2002

Every day, changes occur to King County roads, businesses and communities that impact our transportation network. That's why Metro makes changes to its bus service several times throughout the year. We want to help make your bus trips as fast and convenient as possible, and deliver service you can count on and appreciate.

A quick summary of our overall June changes is listed in this Special Rider Alert. Please refer to your route's specific new green timetable for complete schedule information. Please remember that other transit agencies may have changes to their service in June, too. Be sure to refer to their specific literature or web site to ensure the information you rely on is current and up to date.

We also invite you to visit our web site or call call Rider Information (206-553-3000; TTY 206-684-1739) to learn more about the many transportation options available for you in King County. Choose from buses, Access vans, vanpools, Flexcars, and discover new ways to plan your bus trips and buy bus passes. At Metro, we're working hard to give you easy access to the things you need in everyday life, plus help you save money, reduce stress and protect our environment, too.

If you have any questions about the changes in this brochure or need help planning your trip, please call Rider Information at 206-553-3000 (TTY users 206-684-1739), or use our online Trip Planner.

Thank you for choosing Metro. We hope that your ride is enjoyable. Welcome aboard


Pick Up Your New Green Timetable

Many bus routes have some schedule or route changes, so please read this Special Rider Alert and pick up your route's new green timetable on your bus and at Metro information racks, work sites and libraries starting the end of May. Please help conserve paper by taking only the timetables you need or by using these other information options:

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Holiday Service

On Independence Day (Thursday, July 4) and Labor Day (Monday, September 2), Metro buses will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.

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Route and Schedule Changes


Change in Service


Makes new stop at S. Columbian Way & S. Spokane St.


When traveling to downtown Seattle, no longer serves bus stops on 4th Ave. S. at S. Hanford St. and S. Forest St. Use the bus stops northbound on 1st Ave. S. at S Horton St, S. Forest St. and S. Lander St.


Four new weekday morning trips to Seattle and four evening trips to Northgate Transit Center added.


One new evening trip leaving Loyal Heights at 5:45 p.m. via the U-District to Columbia City.


Now serves the freeway stop on 7th Ave. NE at NE 45th St.


Two new weekday morning trips added from Lake City and the U of W.


6:50 a.m. morning trip adjusted to serve Sounder Tukwila Train Station.


6:13 a.m. and 7:41 a.m. trips leaving Auburn P&R canceled because of duplicate service available on ST Route 565.


No longer serves bus stops westbound on Gilman Ave. at 12th Ave. NW and 17th Ave. NW due to traffic congestion. In both directions, Route 200 will serve the eastbound bus stops only at 17th Ave. NW and 12th Ave. NW.


Will serve Overlake P&R located at 152nd Ave. & NE 26th St.


No longer serves N.W. Juniper St.


Revised routing between NW Hospital and Four Freedoms House.

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Duvall Bridge Upgrades Impact Routes 232, 311 and 929

Starting June 24 through late September, 2002, King County Road Services will close the Woodinville-Duvall Bridge so upgrades can be made. During the closure, routes 232, 311 and 929 will be rerouted via the Carnation-Duvall Rd., NE 124th St. and W. Snoqualmie Valley Rd. NE.

Main St., north of NE Ring St. and NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. between Main St. and W. Snoqualmie Valley Rd NE will not be served during the closure. In downtown Duvall, use the temporary bus stop on Brown Ave. NE at Richardson St.

Your new green timetable shows revised departure times for routes 232 and 311. Watch for a Rider Alert at your bus stop.

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Northgate Transit Center Adding 500 New Parking Stalls

Five hundred new park-and-ride spaces at the Northgate Transit Center will be available for bus riders and carpoolers. The parking stalls are located just south of Northgate Mall and immediately east of the Northgate Transit Center, between NE 100th St. and NE 103rd St.

Seventy-five stalls will be designated for carpool use only, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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Metro Goes to Sporting and Special Events

Leave your car at home and take Metro to Emerald Downs, Mariners, Seahawks, Husky games and a multitude of other special events that take place all over King County.

Metro provides extra service for each of these events, with special buses, fares, routes, and pick-up and drop-off locations.

For complete, up-to-date information, visit Metro Online or, call Rider Information 206-553-3000 (TTY 206-684-1739).

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20th Anniversary of the Waterfront Streetcar

Waterfront Streetcar - 20th Anniversary, 1982-2002

Saturday, June 1, 2002
11a.m. - 1p.m.

Occidental Park
Main St. between
1st and 2nd Avenues

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Never Attempt to Board a Moving Bus

caution symbol Never attempt to run after a moving bus to get it to stop. While our drivers always keep a watchful eye out for riders at our bus stops, they must turn their attention to the road and traffic once the bus is moving. They may not be able to see you, and you could be putting yourself and others at risk.

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After 7 PM, Board and Exit Buses Via Front Doors

clock showing 7 o'clock After 7 PM, fares are collected and transfers are issued when you board the bus. For this reason, and for extra evening security, riders are asked to board and exit via the front doors only.

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Night Stop Service

moon Because we want you to feel secure traveling at night, Metro offers Night Stop service. Available between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., Night Stop allows you to ask the driver to let you off at any point along your bus route, even though it may not be a Metro bus stop. Just come to the front of the bus at least a block ahead of where you want to get off and request your stop. The driver will decide whether the stop you asked for can be made safely. Please Note: Night stop is not available in the Ride Free Area.

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For the Safety and Comfort of All Our Riders

At Metro, we are committed to providing a clean, comfortable, safe and secure environment for our customers. To ensure your busriding experience is enjoyable and meets your expectations, we have rules that govern behavior on the bus and in our facilities. The rules are called the Metro Code of Conduct. They're the law and are enforced by local and Metro Transit Police. Please respect them.

Any of the following behaviors while riding the bus violates Metro's Code of Conduct. Violators may be subject to arrest, fine or ejection.

  • Refusing to pay proper fare
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages
  • Radio or tape playing without earphones
  • Lying down or occupying more than one seat
  • Harassing the driver or other riders
  • Littering or creating unsanitary conditions
  • Vandalizing transit property
  • Blocking the aisles
  • Smoking
  • Carrying flammable materials

How you can help:

  • If you see a problem on the bus, tell your driver.
  • If you see a crime being committed on the bus, try to alert the driver, or call 911 when it is safe for you to do so.
  • AFTER you have contacted the driver or 911, please call 206-553-3000, if possible, to report the incident.
  • Be prepared to give the bus route number and the direction the bus was traveling.

Call these numbers to get help or report problems:

  • Police assistance 911
  • Transit Police 206-684-2762
  • Unsanitary or damaged facilities 206-553-3000
  • Incident reports 206-553-3000 TDD users 206-684-2029
  • Graffiti hotline 206-684-1800

The complete Metro Transit Code of Conduct is available at:
County Clerk of the Council offices
King County Courthouse
Room 402
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104-2386

and at most county libraries.

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External links to partnering transit agencies

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