City

New Plan to Replace Ride-Free Area: Tiny Buses

The latest proposal to replace the ride-free area? Free "circulator buses."

04/10/2012 By Josh Feit

City

Metro Riders: More Buses, Not Parking Garage, at Northgate

A survey of riders who use the Northgate transit center finds that a strong majority supports expanding service over building more parking spots at the center.

03/28/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Metro Changes Impact Dozens of Routes, Including 42

The King County Council votes on a new Metro plan---including the elimination of the contentious Route 42 and cuts to the route that replaced the waterfront streetcar.

01/31/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

520 vs. 90: Or, How Drivers Undervalue Their Time

From a purely economic standpoint, paying the 520 toll could make sense---unless you think your time isn't worth much.

01/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

On First "Real" Work Day, No Big Backups Due to 520 Tolls

On the first "normal" day of 520 tolling, traffic on 520 is down, and commute times on I-90 increase slightly. Image via Seattle Transit Blog.

01/03/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"I've Gone From 'Why?' to 'Why Not?'"

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring Peter Steinbrueck, data from the Office of Financial Management, and Metro service on the waterfront.

12/21/2011 By Morning Fizz

City

Metro to Cut Route that Replaced Waterfront Streetcar

The waterfront streetcar's Catch-22.

12/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Occupy Seattle is No Exception

Friday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip starring: the city budget; Metro; Occupy Seattle; the NYT and US Sen. Maria Cantwell.

11/11/2011 By Morning Fizz

City

Metro Proposes Cutting 42, Again

Metro again proposes eliminating the little-used, costly Route 42. Image via Oran on Flickr.

11/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: No Free Ride

Seattle Transit Blog: Why transit---and roads, for that matter---shouldn't be "free."

10/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Clarification: Transit Improvements in the Car-Tab Proposal; Plus, Metro Weighs In

A correction, a clarification, and a response from Metro about transit funding in the $60 car-tab proposal.

10/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Anti-Israel Bus Ad Lawsuit Dismissed

Anti-Israel group says it may appeal to 9th Circuit.

10/11/2011 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Metro Scraps Rear-Door ORCA Readers

Seattle Transit Blog: Metro scraps plans to install ORCA readers at the back doors of some buses, a move that would have saved thousands of service hours a year. Image via Seattle Transit Blog.

09/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

SEIU Spokesman: Transportation Package "Misplaced Priorities" Without Revenue for Other Services

SEIU spokesman: The state shouldn't pass a transportation measure next year unless it also adopts a revenue package that restores cuts to health care, social services, and education.

08/30/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Eliminate the Route 42

Seattle Transit Blog: Metro's Route 42, which exactly parallels light rail and costs nearly $10 per rider, is "indefensible." Image via Capitol Hill Seattle blog.

08/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Eliminating Ride-Free Area Would Hurt Bus Service in Tunnel

Seattle Transit Blog: Eliminating the downtown ride-free area will hurt bus service performance in the tunnel and cost $890,000 a year, according to an internal Metro report.

08/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

In 7-2 Bipartisan Vote, County Council Passes Metro Fee

King County Council members who agreed to vote for a fee to save Metro may be backing out of the deal.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Photo of the Day

Photo of the day, King County Council edition.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City

Dunn Pushes Council Republicans to Oppose Metro Deal

King County Council member Reagan Dunn is reportedly pushing two fellow council Republicans to switch their vote and oppose a deal to save Metro transit service.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Get Rid of Ride-Free Area

Seattle Transit Blog: Getting rid of the ride-free area won't hurt transit performance.

08/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett