"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.

04/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Extra Fizz

Late Afternoon Fizz: The Minimum Wage and Metro

Extra Fizz: The minimum wage and the Metro vote.

04/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question for King County (Re: Metro)

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

03/20/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Urban Upgrade

Dow Constantine Will Save Metro If the Legislature Won’t

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

02/25/2014 By Josh Feit


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.

02/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Worst Thing We Could Do

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



Striking Defiant Note, Constantine Proposes Metro Ballot Measure

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

01/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


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."

01/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


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.

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


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

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

04/04/2013 By Anna Chatilo


Metro Says it Could Have to Eliminate 65 Routes, Cut 86 More

King County Metro says it may have to eliminate 65 bus routes, and cut 86 more, if the legislature fails to give them local funding options, forcing 17 percent cuts.

04/01/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: To Be Candid

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring the streetcar, towing fees, and hot water.

03/05/2013 By Morning Fizz


PubliCalendar: Pruning How-To, Bus Route Troubles, and Women on Wheels.

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

02/28/2013 By Anna Chatilo


PubliCalendar: Bus Routes in Peril, Women on Wheels, and Greenhouse Gas Fixes

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

02/27/2013 By Anna Chatilo

Afternoon Jolt

Transportation Jolt 2: More Metro Changes

(More of) the day's winners and losers.

02/07/2013 By Afternoon Jolt


Metro Could Face Major Service Cuts

Without a new funding source from the state, Metro could face service cuts of one-sixth or more.

02/05/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: McKenna in Yakima, Micro-Mini-Apts., and Chaos

Today in our daily web roundup: The Seattle Times, the, the New York Times, and Seattle Transit Blog.

07/10/2012 By Josh Feit


SDOT's Real-Time Bus Info System on the Fritz

The city's real-time bus information kiosk is already on the fritz.

10/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Why Not Spend That $400K on Ticket Machines?

Seattle Transit Blog: What it would cost to buy ticket vending machines for Metro buses.

08/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett