Free bus rides on New Year’s Eve

For the second year in a row, King County Metro will make all bus trips free for New Year’s Eve riders.

The free service will start at 7pm on Dec. 31, and end at 4am on Jan. 1. The Seattle Streetcar will also be free, and Sound Transit Link light rail will be extending service to 2am on Jan. 1.

Metro will also add buses to its night routes to popular areas such as Seattle Center, Capitol Hill and downtown.

“As we ring in another new year together, we are glad to again offer free rides on Metro to help keep the celebration safe for everyone,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said in a statement.

All buses will be on the Sunday and holiday schedule for New Year’s Day.

For more information, visit Metro’s website.


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SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

If you’ve ever taken an Uber or Lyft then clearly psychopaths ARE actually allowed in ride sharing.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Huh. I’ve shared plenty rides and not had someone start trying to assault other riders, unlike on TAXPAYER SUBSIDIZED METRO.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

And I’ve been on the bus hundreds of times without seeing anyone assault another rider. So what’s your point?

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Whelp, I’ve been riding Metro off and on for over 20yrs, and if you regularly ride the 40 or 44 and don’t see shit go down then you are blind or lying. The bus stop on Market near the Safeway is a violent crime vector, and the bus stop on Market and Ballard Ave is a hub of all kinds of unsavory and UNPOLICED activity.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Shit has also gone down in Uber and Lyft rides, and they’ve been around less than 10 years.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Oh dear, unsavory? We should certainly call upon the beak runners to apprehend them before their unsavory behavior continues!

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Beak runner? I need to work on staying current on my slang!

2Crows
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2Crows

“The bus stop on Market near the Safeway is a violent crime vector”

AAAAAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAAAAAA!!

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

How many different groups of people can you use derogatory language on in one post? Uncle Buck is sure to try to one up you. Somehow he’s allowed to keep posting his hatred all over this site.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Uncle Buck – I was once a bus driver for Metro and I have to say I resent your comment “the dopey, naive cowardly bus drivers”. Please try to put yourself in the drivers situation and think about what you would do. Then think about the possible consequences resulting from what you think you would have done.
It is not a perfect world and as much as I want to detail all the situations that I found myself in back in the 80s when I drove for Metro, I will contain myself and just say that today things are more intense and very difficult for bus drivers.
If you want to discuss this more on a personal level I would be willing to meet and talk with you.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

I think it is great that Metro does this because hopefully it will allow some inebriated person to get a free ride home and not drive their car.

Geeky Swedes
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Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Your definitions are arbitrarily enforced and quite absurd. The only policing in this city is TONE POLICING. Comedy. Tell me Swedes, are you happy with Seattle 2018? Be honest. Censoring people won’t make the junkie hobo zombie hordes vanish.

Gordito
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Gordito

What will it take to make you vanish?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

This troll continues to be disrespectful, and is still disrupting comment threads. Awaiting his ban.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

The bus is always free for junkies and violent criminals. #Freeattle!

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Nice derogatory term bro!

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Junkies are called junkies, Snowflake!