Navigating COVID-19 – Transit is Still CriticalPosted on April 30, 2020
Editor's note: The following information is compiled from King County Metro sources.
As the world continues to adapt to the many life changes of the COVID-19 pandemic, for many, that means essential travel still relies on public transit.
If you must travel, transit may still be a viable option for you, despite reduced schedules. Here are a few things to be mindful of when using transit:
- Check canceled trips before you go – Under the reduced schedule currently in place, the routes listed on this Metro page will continue to operate; however, some individual trips have been canceled. Use the drop-down menus to see which trips have been canceled for each route.
- Passenger limits – To support the health of passengers, drivers, and community members, King County Metro has instituted new passenger limits to promote social distancing. The optimal number of passengers is twelve on a 40-foot bus and eighteen on a 60-foot bus.
- Wear a mask – Responding to evolving guidance from public health officials and the feedback of drivers and other frontline employees, King County Metro strongly urges all customers to wear a mask or face covering while using public transportation.
Check this up-to-date reduced schedule Metro page to see which routes are still running. Transit is still an important way for individuals to get where they need to go, especially essential workers.
Sound Transit has also temporarily suspended fares and reduced their service. Read more at the Sound Transit website.
Thank you for taking these regulations seriously. Stay safe, maintain six feet from others and continuously wash your hands. Happy commuting!
-Choose Your Way Bellevue staffer Alex