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Transit Alert – Transit riders, stay cool, limit your trips and be prepared for possible service delays

Posted on Aug 12, 2021

From King County Metro:

The region is in the midst of a second summer heat wave, with some communities looking at triple digit heat for the next 48 hours. During this time, some transit riders may experience temporary service delays or individual canceled trips.

It is not possible to know in advance which routes or trips may be affected, however Metro encourages riders to use information tools that we provide.

Transit trip updates
For the scheduled (‘s’) or predicted departure times, and other information about transit service at your stop,

Transit information

Before you go

Check your email or text messages for a Transit Alert from Metro for the routes you signed up for. It’s easy to sign up online. Masks are still required while riding transit. 

Weather forecasts have temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s for the balance of the week. Buses may be crowded or behind schedule. Be sure to stay out of the direct sun as best as you can, pack a water bottle, expect delays, and stay safe.

Visit King County's Emergency News page for Cooling Center information.

Please observe and abide by posted information and directions for the safety of all transit riders and employees:

  • Wear a mask at all times.
  • Board at the front door and pay your fare.
    • Tapping your ORCA card is the fastest and healthiest way to pay.
    • Find types of fares and ways to pay.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Observe and abide by directions provided by posted signs and decals.
  • Watch for new or changing information.

Thank you for following health and safety guidelines.