KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Whatcom Transportation Authority is urging people to use mass transit if they want to get south of Bellingham and avoid the detours around the I-5 Skagit River bridge.
Amtrak has added a third round-trip train between Bellingham and Seattle because of the bridge collapse.
Maureen McCarthy with WTA says they have a bus route that takes you from downtown Bellingham straight to the Amtrak station.
(play “trip1” q…station in fairhaven.” :12)
She says WTA is taking more and more calls from people who usually drive to Seattle who want an alternative.
The new train arrives from Seattle to Bellingham at 10:55 a.m. each day and leaves for Seattle at 5:15 p.m.
Riders can take bus Route 401 from downtown at 4:40 or 4:55 p.m. to catch the outgoing train.