-Large buses moved off airport drives-

Scheduled bus and shuttle services at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have moved to a convenient new location directly outside the Gina Marie Lindsey Arrivals Hall at the south end of the baggage claim area.

The move means that privately operated buses will no longer make pickups on the crowded airport drives.

"Our curbside drives are the most congested part of our airport," said Michael Civitelli, airport operations manager. "Moving the buses to this new lot should ease some of that congestion."

Only buses operated by King County Metro (including Metro Access) and Sound Transit will remain on the airport drives. The Metro/Sound Transit bus stop will not move.

Buses and shuttles being moved include:

Airporter Shuttle that serves Alaska Ferry Terminal, Anacortes, Anacortes Ferry to San Juan Islands, Arlington, Bellingham, Blaine, Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Ferndale, La Conner, Marysville, Mt. Vernon, Oak Harbor, Smoky Point, Whidbey Island NAS, Wenatchee, and Yakima.

Quick Shuttle that serves Vancouver, Canada.

Gray Line Airport Express that serves Seattle-area hotels. This service has changed its name to Gray Line Downtown Airporter, and uses new yellow-colored buses.

On February 7, all scheduled van services currently using the Ground Transportation Center on the third floor of the airport garage will also move to this new site. After that time, the only services remaining in the garage will be those considered "on-demand" services such as taxis, limousines, hotel courtesy vehicles and Shuttle Express.

Travelers with questions can call 206-431-5904, or dial 55 from any courtesy phone on the Travelers' Information Boards in Baggage Claim.

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