Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Helping the Industries that Helped Us

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Metro funding Plan B, Realtor Association heroes, editorials, and donations.

08/23/2013 By Morning Fizz


Metro Camera Update: Camera Maintenance Funding Has Stalled

In response to PubliCola's story about the failure of two Metro bus cameras in last week's downtown shootings, Metro says its budget for camera maintenance has stagnated even as the number of cameras has grown.

08/19/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Lined Up to Make Their Case

Caffeinated News and Gossip featuring Metro funding, gimmick funding, and homeless funding.

05/15/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Metro Funding In Doubt As Special Session Looms

King County Metro's funding remains in limbo going into a special session that will be focused on the general budget, not transportation.

04/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


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

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

04/04/2013 By Anna Chatilo

This Washington

Metro Faces Looming Viaduct Mitigation Funding Cut

As if a looming 17 percent budget cut wasn't bad enough, King County Metro is staring down the barrel at the looming elimination of Alaskan Way tunnel mitigation funding, which has kept transit running during tunnel construction.

03/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Bicyclists are Polluting When They Ride

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring bike taxes, bus taxes, filibusters, and more.

03/04/2013 By Morning Fizz


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

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

02/27/2013 By Anna Chatilo

The C is for Crank

Why RapidRide Isn't Rapid

A few more reasons RapidRide service to Ballard isn't so rapid.

11/28/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Preelection Friday Edition

Our daily roundup.

11/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


The Impact of Eliminating the Ride-Free Area

The impact of eliminating Metro's downtown ride-free area, and what the transit agency plans to do about it.

08/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Wednesday Jolt: The Historic Streetcar

The day's winners and losers. Image via Stephen Rees on Flickr.

08/15/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Third Avenue: Getting Better?

New data show 911 calls down at the troubled intersection of Third and Pine.

07/25/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: The Seattle Storm, the Arena, Jay Inslee, Rob McKenna, and More

TODAY'S ROUNDUP: Jean Godden defends the Storm; the Seattle Times explains the arena; the Herald has a primer on the weird election to succeed Jay Inslee for a month; and McKenna voted against Reagan in college.

07/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


King County Takes Final Testimony on Metro Changes

The King County Council holds its final public meeting on the largest Metro restructuring in the agency's history.

04/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Clearly and Repeatedly Said

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

04/24/2012 By Morning Fizz


Big Changes Coming to Metro Bus Routes

Big changes are coming to the Metro transit system.

04/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

KC Executive: Legislature "Failed" On Transit

King County Executive Dow Constantine says the legislature has "failed," once again, to give transit agencies access to a sustainable funding source. Image by zheistand on Flickr.

04/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett