Transit alert: Presidential visit – prepare for possible significant delays Friday, Oct. 9

Transit riders and commuters should expect and be prepared for significant delays and some detours in downtown Seattle on Friday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. due to President Obama’s visit.

Buses that travel on Stewart and Virginia streets will be rerouted.  Routes 25, 66, 70, 177, 178, 304, 355 and Sound Transit 545 are affected.trolleys

Additionally, intermittent brief street closures and traffic slowdowns will affect travel time on area arterials. Transit service may not be able to operate on schedule during these closures, and real time departures may not report accurately in some transit apps.

All transit riders and commuters are advised to check media reports and the websites of local jurisdictions and transit agencies; be aware of road and street conditions in the areas where they travel; consider other routes or modes of travel; consider alternate work options; allow plenty of extra time, and be patient.

Visit the Metro Service Advisories page for specific reroute information for Metro service. Transit reroutes, as well as their start and end times, may be subject to change.

Visit Metro’s Online Regional Trip Planner to find out how to get to and from events and locations.