Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Many transit agencies reduce their service levels that day, and some that do not run on Sundays, like King County Water Taxis, also take this day off. The South Lake Union Streetcar is usually open on most holidays, but is closed Monday due to street work, and since there is no “peak” period on a holiday.
If you are used to your bus route flying along in a peak-only bus lane, do not be surprised to find cars parked in them Monday, slowing down your commute. As Zach pointed out, the City’s bus lane policy has not kept up with its transit investments. In that way, even if no runs are being cancelled on your route, the level of service on your route is being reduced Monday if it has peak-only lane priority.
This is on top of WSDOT’s decision to make everyone suffer through gridlock on Aurora every day during construction periods instead of giving everyone an option to fly past the gridlock with a bus lane, as Martin pointed out.
|Agency||Day Before (Sunday)||MLK Day (Monday)|
|Clallam Transit||No Service||No Service|
|Community Transit Commuter||No Service||Routes 402, 413, 421, 855|
|Community Transit Local||Sunday||Weekday|
|Greys Harbor Transit||No Service||Weekday|
|Island Transit||No Service||Weekday|
|Jefferson Transit||No Service||Weekday|
|King County Metro||Sunday||Reduced Weekday/UW|
|King County Water Taxis||No Service||No Service|
|Kitsap Transit||No Service||Regular/No PSNS|
|Link Light Rail||Sunday||Saturday|
|Mason Transit||No Service||No Service|
|Monorail||8:30 AM – 9 PM||7:30 AM – 9 PM|
|Skagit Transit||No Service||Weekday|
|Sound Transit Express||Sunday||Weekday|
|South Lake Union Streetcar||No Service||No Service|
|Twin Transit||No Service||No Service|
|Washington State Ferries||Sunday|