Metro Transit is preparing for possible snow and ice in the Seattle area Friday morning. That could mean reduced service or late buses. Here are some tips from Metro:
- Sign up to receive Transit Alerts for the routes you use.
- Check the print and online timetables for snow route maps.
- If the weather is bad, check the color-coded status map on Metro Online before you travel.
- Be patient. Buses are not always on schedule in snowy or icy conditions. Increased ridership during bad weather can result in crowded buses and a longer-than-usual wait on the phone for the Customer Information 206-553-3000.
- Your favorite smartphone apps and online trackers may not be reliable when buses are rerouted or significantly delayed.
- Dress warmly for the walk to the bus stop, expect delays, and wear appropriate footwear for the weather.
- Head for bus stops on main arterials or at major transfer points such as park-and-ride lots, transit centers, or shopping centers.
- Riders should wait at bus stops at the very top or very bottom of hills, because buses are often unable to stop for passengers on inclines.