Metro Transit, Water Taxi have upcoming holiday schedules

Thanksgiving schedules in effect Nov. 26 and 27

information from King County

King County Metro Transit reminds riders that buses will operate on Sunday and reduced weekday schedules over the Thanksgiving holiday and during several holiday periods through January – including a full week of reduced service at the end of December. The King County Water Taxi also has service changes on holidays.

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, Metro will operate a Sunday schedule. On Friday, Nov. 27, Metro will operate reduced weekday service, which offers more service than on weekends, but somewhat less service than on normal weekdays. Details are posted on Metro’s holiday and reduced service page. Under a Community Mobility Contract created by County Executive Constantine and funded by voter-approved Prop 1, regular bus service will be provided on Nov. 27 on about three dozen routes within the City of Seattle that were previously reduced during holiday periods.

Metro offices, including the Customer Information phone line, and Lost and Found and Pass Sales counters, will be closed on both Thursday and Friday. The Customer Information Office at 206-553-3000 will reopen Monday morning.

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On the Go Week of 11-9-15

Lincoln Park North Play Area Renovation-Public Meeting
Southwest Teen Life Center
2801 S.W. Thistle St.
Thurs., Nov. 19 join Seattle Parks and Recreation in-house landscape architect & project planner at the Southwest Teen Life Center’s Thanksgiving Dinner event which will feature an opportunity for input on this Lincoln Park project. Play Area Public Meeting: 5:30–6:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Community Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Take a short survey: For information on the Community Dinner: 206.684.7438 or

Learn About West Seattle Timebank & Meet Members
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
Parking lot off 42nd S.W.
Thurs., Nov. 19. Potluck 6:30–7 p.m., bring a dish to share. Meeting 7–8:30 p.m. Our guest speaker is Florian Becquereau, Director of  Earthship Seattle. Learn more about this new program:

How Should West Seattle Grow? Open House
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.

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Patrick Robinson
The north section of the seawall at Lowman Beach Park has shifted and is leaning out. Seattle Parks said that several options are being considered including removing the wall and restoring the site to natural beach area.

Lowman Beach seawall has shifted and may be removed

The north sea wall at Lowman Beach park is shifting. A section roughly 40 feet long is now leaning out and the soil behind it has subsided. The Seattle Parks Department's Karen O'Connor responded to a question about the problem and said.

"It has become undermined over time. We are monitoring the wall and investigating ways to stabilize it for the short-term. A permanent correction may include a project in which we would partner with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to remove the seawall and restore the site to natural beach area, perhaps with a daylighted "creek bed." We are currently looking into options.

We have some fencing in place and are requesting that the crew fence off the additional area to the north.
This area of the park will be fenced off and closed for the Christmas Ship celebration, however, the rest of the park will be open for the event."

Asked about the potential removal of the tennis court on the site O'Connor said, "We are still researching how we might move forward in the long-term. It is too early to answer a question about the tennis courts."

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