Know before it snows: Sign up for Metro Transit alerts

Saturday, November 30, 2013

With winter weather in the forecast, it’s a good reminder for King County Metro Transit riders to plan ahead how they will get around before the flurries fly.

No matter what kind of weather comes to the Puget Sound region this winter, Metro is prepared to reroute buses around closed roads, chain up or switch to snow routes as needed. Metro also has online tools for riders to stay informed.

By signing up for Metro Transit Alerts, riders can receive an email or text message warning about known significant disruptions to Metro bus service. Riders also can preview specific snow routes, and review tips for winter travel online.

Metro customers know when bad weather strikes it can delay or reroute any number of Metro’s over 200 bus routes. When snowy, icy conditions affect travel, Metro buses will go to snow routing as necessary, depending on road conditions in a broad geographic area. All bus routes are assigned into one or more of seven geographic areas within King County. The service status of each area is color coded and displayed on an online snow map. The pre-planned snow routing for individual bus routes is displayed in the print and online timetables.

Tools for bus riders 

Sign up for Metro Transit Alerts
Metro’s Snow / Ice
Metro Customer Information Office 206-553-3000
Metro on Twitter @kcmetrobus
Metro on Facebook


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