News

Campaign Fizz: Long Shots, Low Turnout, and Lagging Donations

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

08/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

KPLU: King County Metro Bans King County Anti-Smoking Ad

KPLU: Why King County Metro can't run King County ads on buses.

08/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

King County Council Hears Pro-Bus Testimony

The King County Council hears testimony in favor of preserving Metro bus service, in advance of a vote on a potential temporary $20 vehicle license fee.

07/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

King County Metro GM Debunks "Myths" from Washington Policy Center

The head of King County Metro debunks some of the "myths" around the impact of potential cuts to bus service.

07/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

"We simply cannot construct a sensible system where everyone is within a block of a one-seat ride to downtown."

Seattle Transit Blog: Why the Route 42 shouldn't be a sacred cow during Metro cuts. Image via Seattle Transit Blog.

07/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Live-Tweeting from the Metro Cuts Hearing

Live-Tweeting the packed King County Metro cuts hearing.

07/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Streetcar Ridership Up

The day's winners and losers.

07/12/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City

Metro Fee Far From a Sure Thing

A $20 license fee to save some Metro service may not make it onto the ballot, and even then, it's far from a sure thing.

05/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

There's a Silver Lining for Seattle in Metro Cuts

There's some good news for Seattle transit riders in proposed Metro service cuts.

05/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Jolt

GOP Council Member Hague Won't Support $20 Transit Fee; Public Vote Likely

Today's loser: Metro transit funding advocates.

04/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Transit Funding Bill Passes Legislature, Two-Thirds Requirement Stands

An emergency transit funding bill that would allow the King County Council to pass a two-year $20 vehicle license fee to shore up funding for King County Metro passed the state senate this morning and heads to Gov. Chris Gregoire for her signature.

04/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Hey Tunnel Agreement: Got Transit?

Here's another reason that the Seattle City Council should not sign off on the state's deep-bore tunnel agreement: the promised transit funding commitment is still missing.

07/23/2010 By Dan Bertolet

News

What Cutting 400,000 Hours of Metro Service Would Look Like

King County Metro's $60 million budget shortfall will almost certainly mean service cuts. Tonight, transit planners will give an initial look at the worst-case scenario.

07/01/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Metro Union Fears Layoffs; Part-Time Drivers Would Bear Brunt

With King County Metro facing record budget deficits, the bus drivers' union fears layoffs may be imminent.

07/01/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Troubles With Transit

06/07/2010 By Dan Bertolet