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How to Be Carless in Seattle

Car and bike shares, public transit, and—gasp—jaywalking around town.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/20/2015

One Question

One Question for Metro Head Kevin Desmond

One question about Metro's financial status for Metro GM Kevin Desmond.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 10/09/2014

Power Lines

Prop 1 Could Save King County Metro But Hurt Future Funding

Seattle’s thumbing its nose at Olympia on bus funding by putting Prop 1 on the ballot in November. Will this go-it-alone gambit to preserve transit backfire and ultimately dry up future funding from the state?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 10/01/2014

Quote Unquote

Metro Bus Driver Theresa Tobin, In Her Own Words

As King County Metro faces budget cuts, an 18-year veteran bus driver has her eyes on the road ahead.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 09/01/2014


PubliCalendar: Light Rail, P-Patches, and Buses

Today's picks for civic nerds.

  • By Kristen Farnam
  • Published 08/12/2014


Extra Fizz: SPD Gets Religion, Metro Service, a Brief Council Absence, and Oil Train Verification

Extra Fizz featuring SPD, Metro low-income fares, oil trains, and Tim Burgess' brief health-related council hiatus.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/25/2014

Election 2014

Here Are the Routes that Are Going to Be Cut No Matter How You Vote

The bus routes, including several in Seattle, that are slated for cuts in September—two months before the big November Metro vote.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/21/2014


Seattle Flirts with a Cut Your Nose to Spite Your Face Transportation Policy

In a guest op/ed, the Downtown Seattle Association's Jon Scholes argues that two Metro funding proposals are "misguided."

  • By Jon Scholes
  • Published 05/21/2014

City Hall

Friday Jolt: Metro Property Tax Supporters Likely to Drop Initiative, Back Murray Plan

PubliCola hears that supporters of a property-tax initiative to fund Seattle-only Metro service will drop their proposal to support a non-property-tax option backed by Mayor Ed Murray.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 05/09/2014


Metro Head: Seattle-Only Bus Plan Would Stiff Suburbs

King County Metro director Desmond says while Metro will do whatever it can to reduce cuts, a proposed Seattle-only initiative would stiff the suburbs.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 04/24/2014


"Friends of Transit" Plan Would Fund Bus Service for Routes Mostly in Seattle

A new proposal by a group of transit proponents would fund bus routes whose lines are at least 80 percent within city of Seattle boundaries.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 04/23/2014

Extra Fizz

Late Afternoon Fizz: The Minimum Wage and Metro

Extra Fizz: The minimum wage and the Metro vote.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 04/16/2014

One Question

One Question for King County (Re: Metro)

One question for King County's budget guru regarding Metro's finances.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/20/2014

Urban Upgrade

Dow Constantine Will Save Metro If the Legislature Won’t

The King County executive is going it alone. Call it tactical localism.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/25/2014


Metro Chief: Cuts Would Slash "Meat and Muscle" of Service

At Transportation Choices Coalition forum, Metro head Kevin Desmond lays out the (potential) bleak future for bus service in King County.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/10/2014

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Worst Thing We Could Do

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring downzones, pot markets, bus cuts, and fundraisers.

  • Published 01/23/2014


Striking Defiant Note, Constantine Proposes Metro Ballot Measure

Striking a defiant tone, King County Executive Dow Constantine proposes Metro funding ballot measure.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/14/2014


Constantine to Propose $60 License Fee, .1 Percent Sales Tax

In the face of the legislature's failure to pass a transportation funding package, King County Executive Dow Constantine will announce a King County-only "Plan B."

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/14/2014


Guest Op/Ed: For Those With Disabilities, Transit Is a Lifeline

Two disability activists argue that transit access isn't a privilege; it's a lifeline.

  • By Teresa "Flying Eagle" Baird and Jacob Struiksma
  • Published 10/15/2013


PubliCalendar: Metro March, Syrian Suffering, and Readings from a Metro Rider.

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

  • By Anna Chatilo
  • Published 04/04/2013
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