Jul 27, 2016
Starting Monday, August 1 (and for the next two months) Sound Transit will be repainting the passenger bays at Lynnwood Transit Center. The A Bays will be the first to b...
Jul 25, 2016
Downtown Seattle Paving Work Closing Portions of S. Washington St. Through Friday, July 29 Update [Tuesday, July 26] Commuter Service reroutes that began today due to pav...
Jul 24, 2016
When buses are rerouted due to construction, or when there are major delays to our service, Community Transit sends out electronic alerts. You can sign up for e-alerts by te...
Jul 20, 2016
A parking lot restriping project is taking place at Lynnwood Transit Center the last three weekends in July. July 16-17: Lot A (just south of the bus bays) was repainted. ...
May 17, 2016
18-Month Yesler Bridge Project Begins Monday, May 23: Be Prepared for Reroutes and Stop Closures Starting Monday, May 23, two stops ...
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The Ride Free Area for buses in downtown Seattle is scheduled to be eliminated on Sept. 29, 2012.
At that time, all bus riders will pay their fare when entering the bus. For Community Transit buses that serve Seattle, the pay-on-entry change will begin on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
Metro is currently working with Community Transit, Sound Transit and the city of Seattle on an implementation plan for the Ride Free Area changes. This includes options to address transportation needs of low or no-income people who use the Ride Free Area to travel to essential services in the downtown area. The Sound Transit Board is scheduled to vote in June on charging fares for ST Express bus trips within the downtown area, consistent with current policy for Link light rail.
Public comment on the implementation is being taken through April 13. More information is available by visiting Metro's Ride Free Area page; you can also comment there.
Comments can also be emailed to mail to: email@example.com; or submitted by phone: (206) 296-7643; (206) 263-9988 (Spanish); or (206) 263-9674 (Vietnamese).
Community Transit will provide more information to its Seattle bus riders as the date approaches.