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Downtown construction ramps up as summer winds down

Posted on September 14, 2020

Anyone who has traveled downtown lately knows it’s alive with construction of major private developments and the public transportation projects needed to keep pace with growth. The construction sector in Bellevue has been a bright spot in an economy hit hard by the pandemic.
 

Metro and regional transit agencies sign onto APTA health and safety program

Posted on September 14, 2020

Six Puget Sound area transit agencies have joined agencies across the nation to commit to industry best practices for safe transportation during the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit have all committed to a health and safety program developed by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in response to public concerns about riding transit during the pandemic.

Sound Transit needs your feedback!

Posted on September 10, 2020

To improve our service in the future, we want to hear how our COVID-19 service changes have affected you and whether the current system design is meeting your needs. We also want to bring you up to speed on our proposed changes to some ST Express routes for next year, to connect with the new Link service we’ll be launching to the U District, Roosevelt and Northgate next fall. Learn more, envision your future travel needs and share your thoughts with us. Take the survey by Sept. 25: www.SoundTransit.org/sip

Metro is ‘Ready When You Are’ with new safety innovations and route changes

Posted on September 4, 2020

King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced Metro is rolling out more than 1,400 first-of-their-kind automated safety partitions between passengers and the driver, to be installed on Metro buses, including Sound Transit Express buses operated by Metro. Metro also will equip over 100 buses with on-board dispensers to provide masks on the busiest routes.

Sound Transit completes construction of East Link Bellevue tunnel

Posted on August 20, 2020

Sound Transit announced that contractors have substantially completed the civil construction of the tunnel that will connect the East Main and Bellevue Downtown stations when East Link begins operating in 2023.  

Groundbreaking study: traffic-cam monitoring can improve road safety

Posted on July 13, 2020

The City of Bellevue, Transoft Solutions Inc., developers of transportation engineering software and road safety analytic technology, and the Together for Safer Roads coalition have partnered on a first-of-its kind, citywide analysis of traffic camera video with the goal of improving safety for all road users. The results of this project have been published in three technical reports, plus an executive summary.

Curb Work on 112th Avenue NE and Main Street in downtown Bellevue

Posted on July 9, 2020

From Sound Transit:

Beginning on Monday, July 13, crews will be performing curb corner work at the intersection of 112th Avenue Northeast and Main Street, specifically at the northeast corner. In preparation for this work, crews will be closing sidewalks and one right lanes adjacent to the work in downtown Bellevue. This work is scheduled to occur for approximately 2-3 weeks, Monday - Friday.

Transit Alert – Metro service is continuing with fare suspension and some service reductions

Posted on June 30, 2020

From King County Metro:

Heading into the first full weekend of summer, Metro continues to operate with some service reductions as well as the continuation of suspended fares on Metro service. 

Bike Everywhere Month proclamation

Posted on June 29, 2020

At the June 29 Bellevue City Council meeting, the mayor and city council proclaimed June 2020 as Bike Everywhere Month in Bellevue to recognize and encourage the hundreds of thousands of riders in Washington state who bike for travel and recreation.