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Three-day closure for Eastrail (formerly ERC trail) in Bellevue

Posted on February 7, 2020

From Sound Transit: Staring Wednesday, Feb. 12, Sound Transit's contractor, Hensel Phelps, will close a small portion of the Eastrail in Bellevue, for three days, near the construction site of the Operations and Maintenance Facility on 120th Avenue Northeast.

Sound Transit hosting online open house about Bus Rapid Transit on I-405

Posted on January 16, 2020

From City of Bellevue Communications:

Sound Transit is hosting an online open house where members of the public can learn about refinements made to the I-405 bus rapid transit (BRT) project as planning has progressed. Participants can also comment on station amenities and shelters, and ways to reach the future stations on foot or by bicycle.

Freezing temperatures and snowy conditions in parts of King County continue into afternoon commutes

Posted on January 13, 2020

From King County Metro: Metro buses serving north and east King County continue to operate on snow routes and Metro’s fleet remains chained where roadway conditions continue to be challenging. Providing reliable, safe service continues to be of utmost importance as Metro prepares its fleet for persistent snow and ice in the coming days. Due to coach availability and road conditions, some peak trips will be canceled as some buses are shifted to cover other bus routes typically operated by articulated trolley buses.

Snow, ice and wind potentially hitting Bellevue next week!

Posted on January 10, 2020

From King County Metro: According to the National Weather Service, transportation in Seattle and King County could be affected by snow, ice or wind during the next several days.

Ten weeks of Link disruptions start in January

Posted on December 17, 2019

The New Year will mean a new normal for Link light rail riders. Construction to integrate new light rail to the Eastside into the existing system, known as Connect 2020, gets underway the first weekend of the New Year. Riders are encouraged to prepare for service disruptions during the first three months of the year.

King County Metro will conclude "Ride2" pilots programs in West Seattle and Eastgate

Posted on December 11, 2019

King County Metro will not renew the on-demand shuttle service Ride2 West Seattle, which was funded by the voter-approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District and served the Alaska Junction and King County Water Taxi dock at Seacrest Park. At the same time, Metro announced that it will also cease Ride2 Eastgate, which serves Eastgate Park & Ride. Both one-year pilot programs will end on Dec. 20. Combined, Ride2 Eastgate and Ride2 West Seattle delivered 125 trips per day on average.

Construction Alert: Mercer Island Station

Posted on December 10, 2019

The I-90 Trail is scheduled to be closed between N. Mercer Way and Shorewood Dr. Monday, Dec. 16 – Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be a bicycle and pedestrian detour along N. Mercer Way to minimize impacts for trail users. To ensure safe use of the detour, please follow signage along the route.

Metro's updated web-based Trip Planner

Posted on December 2, 2019

King County Metro continues making your transit experience better and easier with the launch of its improved web-based Puget Sound Trip Planner. The new site includes upgraded accessibility features and a responsive design for mobile users, along with a list of other notable enhancements. The new web-based Trip Planner is live and ready for use now.

WSDOT awards contract for I-405 widening and express toll lanes project between Renton and Bellevue

Posted on November 25, 2019

From WSDOT: For drivers who regularly experience congestion on Interstate 405 between Renton and Bellevue, help is on the way.

Rail and Ice 2019

Posted on November 21, 2019

Skate and learn about the East Link Light Rail project opening in 2023! Sound Transit and the Bellevue Downtown Association are offering free skate rentals and admission to the ice rink. Anyone interested in the East Link light rail project is invited to join us for a morning of fun and to learn more about the project.