Transit Alert – Starting Monday, try King County Metro’s new ride-hailing app for on-demand service in West Seattle. App update available for Ride2 Transit app.

Starting Monday, December 17, the new mobile app Ride2 Transit will enable transit riders to hail an on-demand van to and from two locations in West Seattle – the Water Taxi dock at Seacrest Park and the Alaska Junction – that will provide first- and last-mile transit. Apple users should download this weekend's new Ride2 Transit app update prior to requesting service Monday.

Using the Ride2 Transit Android or iOS smartphone app transit riders within the West Seattle service area can request to be picked up for a ride to or from the Alaska Junction or the Water Taxi at Seacrest Park. Riders without access to a smartphone can call 855-233-1880 to request a ride.

The Ride2 service in West Seattle will operate weekdays from 5 to 9:30 AM and from 2:30 to 7 PM. The fare is the same as a standard Metro bus ride. Passengers can pay with their ORCA card, use a Transit Go mobile ticket, or pay with cash. Passengers who board a Water Taxi from a Ride2 van will need to have enough money in their ORCA e-purse account or have cash to the cover the difference in fare.

The Ride2 weekday peak hour on-demand first and last mile service is a pilot project and is part of a package of new services including additional Water Taxi sailings, shuttles, and parking options during the Viaduct closure.

Metro welcomes you to give Ride2 West Seattle a ride.

Additional information Visit Metro’s Get Ready page for extensive information on mobility options during Alaskan Way Viaduct closure and realignment of SR-99.

King County Water Taxi and shuttle schedules for expanded service during the Viaduct closure.

Use Metro’s text for departures tool. Text your transit stop ID to 62550 to find out when the next transit service is scheduled at your stop.

See Metro’s Service Advisories page for information about revised Metro bus service, routing and stops for planned events.

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Use Metro’s online or mobile regional Puget Sound Trip Planner to plan your travel, and for information about bus stops, schedules, predicted times at stops and other information.