REMINDER FROM METRO
November 17, 2008 · Updated 3:39 PM
REMINDER FROM METRO: Bus riders should be aware that King County Metro Transit will have reduced service for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 27-28 – and the schedules will be different for each day. Metro will operate on a full holiday schedule on Thanksgiving, which means buses will operate on regular Sunday schedules. If a bus route normally has service on Sunday, then it will operate with its Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving. If the route does not usually operate on Sundays, then it will not have service on Thanksgiving. On the day after Thanksgiving, a new “partial holiday” schedule will be in place. It features more bus service than on weekends, but less than normal weekdays. Many routes that will not run on Thanksgiving will be in operation on Friday – but with fewer trips than a regular weekday. Both the printed and online bus schedules (www.kingcounty.gov/metro) indicate whether each trip on each individual Metro route will operate on a partial holiday. Look for the “H” symbol next to individual trip times to see if a specific trip is cancelled on Nov. 28. Metro is using the new partial holiday schedule on Nov. 28 because it’s more cost effective, since traditionally ridership on the day after Thanksgiving is about 40 percent lower than a normal weekday. Metro also plans to operate with this partial holiday schedule on Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 19 and Feb. 18. Passengers should check the schedules for their bus routes in advance and plan accordingly. The partial holiday schedules are incorporated in Metro’s Online Trip Planner at www.kingcounty.gov/tripplanner, or you can get additional information by calling Metro’s Customer Information Office at (206) 553-3000.