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East Link Connections: Community input needed for future integrated bus and light rail service in East King County

Posted on April 6, 2021

As the region’s light rail network expands to serve new stations by 2024, King County Metro and Sound Transit are teaming up to ask residents and riders what changes are needed to improve transit service and connections.

Vision Zero strategic plan completed

Posted on April 6, 2021

The city has completed work on its Vision Zero Strategic Plan, which outlines how Bellevue will strive to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries on its streets by 2030. 

Navigation apps impacting Bellevue? Let the city know

Posted on April 2, 2021

If you think navigation apps such as Google or Waze are having an impact on our ability to safely walk, bike or roll in Bellevue, the City of Bellevue has a channel for expressing yourself in a constructive way.

New regional trail segment opens in Bellevue

Posted on April 1, 2021

People who walk, ride and roll in Bellevue will have a safer trip with the official opening today of a new segment of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail in the Factoria neighborhood. It’s the first step to fill the 3.6-mile “Eastgate Gap” in the regional trail, which runs along the Interstate 90 corridor from Seattle to Issaquah.

Newly upgraded air filters and more fresh air on all Metro buses

Posted on March 31, 2021

A year ago, Metro implemented a layered safety approach with an emphasis on improving air circulation and quality for our drivers and riders. Enhancements included upgraded MERV-8 air filters in the HVAC system, a viricidal coil cleaner positioned above the filters that was approved by the EPA for use against novel coronavirus, and later requiring and providing personal air filters – masks! – aboard.

Open house for ideas on 120th Ave NE improvements

Posted on March 30, 2021

To support the BelRed area’s continued transformation into a thriving, residential neighborhood, the city is planning ways to make 120th Avenue Northeast between the future Northeast 16th Street and Northup Way a safer, more inviting place to walk, bike, drive and connect to transit.  

Bel-Red Road headlines this year’s repaving work

Posted on March 16, 2021

The city’s annual repaving season is expected to get underway the week of March 22 with work on a long stretch of busy Northeast Bel-Red Road, from 124th Avenue Northeast to Northeast 30th Street. 

March 20 service change: Updated options to help riders

Posted on March 3, 2021

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, Metro will adjust service on routes in Seattle and King County, however some routes and trips remain suspended for the foreseeable future due to low ridership demand and financial realities. For routes that are suspended, here are updated tips and alternatives, courtesy of Metro planners.

Mobility board members sought for East Link Connections planning

Posted on March 2, 2021

King County Metro and Sound Transit are recruiting for the East Link Connections Mobility Board, which is a co-led process for improving transit connections throughout the Eastside as Link light rail service expands through 2024.

By 2024, Sound Transit will open 12 new light rail stations connecting downtown Seattle and the Eastside. More information about the East Link and Downtown Redmond Link extensions is available on the Sound Transit website.

Take Transit to Take Your Shot: Here are ways to get to your vaccination appointment

Posted on February 23, 2021

From King County Metro: Vaccination appointments may be hard to come by these days, but Public Health – Seattle and King County’s vaccination dashboard reports that more than 300,000 county residents have already received at least one dose. When your vaccination phase arrives and you secure an appointment, King County Metro and our transit partner offers a number of transportation options to get you there.

Please note that drive-through vaccination sites do not take walk-ups and therefore public transit will not be the best option to get to those sites.