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August 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Water crew causes unnecessary Aurora traffic hazard, delay

A Seattle Public Utilities crew created unnecessary traffic backups during the Tuesday morning rush by making a non-emergency hydrant repair on northbound Aurora Avenue North around 8:30 a.m., next to the old Hostess building. Cars were stopped inside the Battery Street Tunnel, where the sudden drop from 40 mph to zero posed a potential risk of rear-end…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Battery Street Tunnel, Mercer Street

August 14, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Coming soon to Metro: $1.50 low-income bus fare

King County Metro Transit has started laying the groundwork for anywhere between 45,000 and 100,000 low-income residents to get a discounted, $1.50 bus fare beginning in March 2015. The mushy estimate of how many might be eligible speaks to the fact this is relatively uncharted territory. Metro says it’s only the second big U.S. transit agency,…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Metro Transit, poverty

August 11, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Green Lake drowning victims identified

UPDATED  2:47 P.M. The young men who died after being pulled from Seattle’s Green Lake late Thursday have been identified as Abeney Getachew, 23, of Snohomish County, and Euel Desta, 21, of Shoreline, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office. They were in a group of six people who were playing soccer in the park, then decided to…

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August 10, 2014 at 10:31 PM

City eases its SLU lane closures

UPDATE 1 P.M.: Some of the mid-day lane closures around Mercer Street this week have been postponed or cancelled, making the road grid better-off than what the Seattle Department of Transportation initially announced. According to a mid-day SDOT update: There’s no lane closure of northbound Aurora Avenue North, because crews were able to finish their work Monday…

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August 10, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Bicyclist hit on Shelton highway

UPDATE, 10:05 A.M.:  Steven Prime, the bicyclist hit by a pickup in Shelton, is in “serious and improving” condition at Harborview, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning. ORIGINAL POST: A bicyclist from England was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center on Sunday afternoon with severe injuries, after being struck by a car on Highway 101. The crash was reported…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 101, Shelton

August 8, 2014 at 2:51 PM

State ferry Tacoma will need prolonged repairs

Ten days after the M/V Tacoma stalled off Bainbridge Island, ferry managers haven’t yet received a detailed plan to fix its electrical problems. “The damage is a little more extensive than we thought,” said Capt. George Capacci, interim director of Washington State Ferries. Specialists from Siemens Global, which made the damaged components, are still inspecting the boat and may…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Capt. George Capacci, Tacoma, Washington State Ferries

August 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Highway 520 bridge closed this weekend

The Highway 520 bridge will close again this weekend from Montlake Boulevard to I-405, for ongoing construction of the new, six-lane crossing. The shutdown lasts from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.  Crews will be paving the new West Connection Bridge where the future floating section meets the existing highway, near Foster Island. And paving…

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August 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM

State ferry Elwha returning to work with 11:55 a.m. run

UPDATE, 11:46 a.m.:  The Elwha is back in service with the 11:55 a.m. Anacortes to Friday Harbor run, according to the Washington State Ferries website. Necessary repairs have been completed on the Elwha, according to the site. UPDATE, 10:42 a.m.: The 9:35 a.m. sailing to Lopez Island and the 10:45 trip from Lopez Island to Anacortes…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: E, Elwha, Washington State Ferries

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