A fresh set of snow has hit Puget Sound and temperatures remain low, extending winter weather conditions and hampering transit operations in the region. Here’s today’s morning service update:
|King County Metro||For a fourth time this week, Metro extended the Emergency Snow Network last night, which consolidates service to about 60 core routes. Paratransit service is more limited because of the reduced scope of bus service. Water Taxis are expected to operate.|
|Sound Transit||Some ST Express bus routes are skipping stops and all are operating on snow routes. Train service (1 Line, N Line, and T Line) is largely operating normally with the 1 Line operating on a 10-minute frequencies. Some trips on ST Express bus routes have been canceled, Route 556 is suspended, and the S Line is operating on reduced service levels.|
|Seattle Streetcar||Both streetcar lines continue to operate.|
|Seattle Monorail||The monorail is expecting to run on adjusted hours throughout the week and notes that service should run from 10:00am to 11:00pm today, but with reduced capacity. Be sure to check the website.|
|Community Transit||All routes are operating on snow routes and there are cancelations on many routes.|
|Pierce Transit||Most routes are operating on snow routes, except Routes 52, 54, 55, 202, 206, and 409, and there may be canceled trips. Downtown Tacoma circulators are also operating.|
|Intercity Transit||Most routes are operating on snow routes, but there are exceptions.|
|Kitsap Transit||An update will come around 8:00am for possible service changes between 9:00am and 12:00pm, but the agency has consolidated service to emergency routes only.|
|Everett Transit||Service is operating normally, except Route 29 which is on a snow route.|
In all cases, refer to agency social media and websites for maps, schedules, and service alerts. Routes may be operating very differently than normal and circumstances can change quickly.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.