The C Is For Crank

Eight "Awesome" Ideas for Metro Improvements, and One Lousy One

The C Is for Crank has a quibble with Seattle Transit Blog's suggested Metro "improvements."

10/02/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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STB: More Arguments for McGinn's Parking Deregulation Proposal

Seattle Transit Blog raises several more smart arguments against the Times' off-kilter front-page editorial criticizing McGinn's parking deregulation proposal.

05/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

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Report: Switching To Transit Saves Seattleites $12,000 A Year

A new report finds that Seattle ranks fourth in the nation in savings from taking the bus or light rail instead of driving. Image via Tunneltalk.com.

11/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Transit Blog: Women in Transportation

Seattle Transit Blog: Last night's meetup, featuring Sound Transit's Joni Earl and WSDOT's Paula Hammond. Image via Seattle Transit Blog.

11/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Campaign Fizz: Eastsiders For Seattle School Incumbents

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

10/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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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

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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

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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

News

Seattle Transit Blog: The New Ferry Fare Proposal

Seattle Transit Blog: Washington State Ferries' new fare structure will benefit drivers at the expense of families and walk-on passengers.

08/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Transit Blog: I-5 North Rail Route Makes More Sense than 99

Seattle Transit Blog: A look at the two options for North Link light rail.

08/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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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

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"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

Morning Fizz

Shocked and Insulted

Kevin Wallace's emails; the WEA's reaction; and the mistaken comparison to Seoul, Korea.

04/06/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Why Ask Voters to Pay Twice?

Mayor McGinn's brilliant April Fool's gag ... and Seattle Transit Blog's more brilliant April Fool's gag; the state budget; the other anti-tunnel campaign; stadium taxes; and Amazon.com doesn't pay taxes.

04/03/2011 By Morning Fizz

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06/04/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

STB: No Streetcar on 12th Ave.

12/10/2009 By Erica C. Barnett