Transit agencies and city host open house Thursday on Ride Free Area in downtown Seattle

The Ride Free Area for transit in downtown Seattle is scheduled to end on Sept. 29 of this year. At that same time, bus riders will begin paying when they enter the bus for all trips. King County Metro Transit is working with other transit agencies and the City of Seattle on an implementation plan to make operational changes for buses. The plan will also address transportation assistance for people with little or no income who use the Ride Free Area to travel to essential services downtown.

The agencies are hosting a public open house on Thursday, March 29, 4-6:30 p.m. at Union Station, 401 S. Jackson, Seattle. The agencies will outline some of the options being considered and gather comments in preparation for finalizing the implementation plan.

You don’t have to attend the open house to comment on the plan. Other ways to comment are:
Online: www.kingcounty.gov/metro/howtoride
Email: community.relations@kingcounty.gov
Phone: 206-296-7643
            206-263-9988 (Espanol)
            206-263-9674 (Viet)
Mail: King County Department of Transportation, Community Relations, KSC-TR-0824, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104