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COVID-19 Update

As our region responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, public transit agencies like King County Metro and Sound Transit have altered their service schedules and routes.

Route Changes

Routes through Issaquah with no change:

  • Route 269- Issaquah Transit Center to Overlake Park & Ride
  • Route 628- Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride to North Bend
  • ST 554- Issaquah to Seattle

Routes with reduced operation:

Routes no longer operating currently:

  • Route 200- In Issaquah Highlands and Issaquah, use Route 269 (no deviation off NW Sammamish Rd.) or Route ST 554.
  • Route 208- No mid-day service to Issaquah will be available. 
  • Route 214- Use Route ST 554 between Issaquah and downtown Seattle.
  • Route 216- Use Route 269 between Bear Creek Park & Ride and Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride. Use Route ST 554 between Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride and downtown Seattle.
  • Route 217- Use Route 269 (at SE 56th St & East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE) between 220th Ave SE and Issaquah Transit Center. Use Route ST 554 between Issaquah Transit Center and downtown Seattle.
  • Route 218- Use Route ST 554 between Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride and downtown Seattle.
  • Route 219- Use Route 269 between Redmond and Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride. Use Route ST 554 between Issaquah Highlands Park & Ride and downtown Seattle.
  • ST 556- Use Route 271 between Issaquah and University of Washington. 

Rear Door Boarding

Public Transit passengers, other than riders using mobility devices or the boarding ramp, will board and exit buses through rear doors whenever possible. Front areas of buses will be limited to these passengers, increasing separation from operators.

Temporary Fare Suspension and Reduction

King County Metro will suspend fare requirements on buses. 

In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, Sound Transit will offer temporarily reduced Recovery Fares. The fare of $1 on Link and $2 on Sounder will be available from ticket vending machines through June 30.

Access Service

Customers with disabilities who are no longer able to reach their essential destinations using fixed-route service can contact the Access Transportation Call Center at 206-205-5000 for assistance. 

To promote physical distancing, King County Metro is scheduling no more than two passengers on an Access bus at one time and eliminating fare collection.

Trailhead Direct

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, King County Metro and the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) are postponing the 2020 Trailhead Direct season until further notice.