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July 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM

ORCA milestone: 10K passholders in small-business program

Commute Seattle said Wednesday that it has sold 10,000 transit passes under the ORCA Passport program, to small businesses employing from five to 99 people. Passport allows companies to buy fare cards as an employee benefit at below-retail prices. But the companies must buy a pass for every full-time worker, thus creating new transit users, and…

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Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Metro, ORCA Passport

July 18, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Metro bus ad on Palestinian Authority sparks new debate

Six King County Metro Transit buses have begun carrying advertisements accusing the Palestinian Authority of “calling for a Jew-free state.” And, like a 2010 ad that alleged Israeli war crimes, the hot-button ad is drawing criticism. The new ad, contracted for four weeks by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, says: “The Palestinian Authority Is Calling For A Jew-Free…

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Comments | Topics: bus ad, King County Metro

January 11, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Metro says driver who struck pedestrian was sober

A bus driver who police suspect of driving under the influence when he struck a man crossing a Seattle street on Tuesday has passed a sobriety test administered by King County Metro. However, a blood-alcohol test administered on behalf of police at Harborview Medical Center is still pending, says Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Rochelle Ogershok, spokeswoman for the King County Department…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, DUI, King County Metro

October 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Got crowds? Metro says West Seattle bus ridership rose 26 percent

West Seattle bus riders have been blowing a gasket over crowding and near-daily passups since Oct. 1, when King County Metro Transit reorganized its route network. The most common topic of conversation on the bus is the bus, and in daily threads at West Seattle Blog (Seattle Times news partner), citizens accuse Metro of ineptitude…

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Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: buses, King County Metro, RapidRide

March 16, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Seattle bus crash victim in ICU; Bellevue PD investigating bus fatality

A woman hit by a bus in Seattle yesterday morning is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center this morning. The a 51-year-old woman stepped off the curb on Third Avenue at Pine Street at 8:30 am. and was struck by a northbound bus. Seattle police said the bus driver had the green light and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bellevue Police, fatal, King County Metro

March 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Bellevue woman killed by bus, 2nd woman hit by a bus today

Police say they don’t know what happened to cause a 48-year-old Bellevue woman to die under the wheels of a Metro bus, this evening. The woman, a regular on the Metro route, stepped off the bus at her usual stop in East Bellevue at Northeast 10th Street and Northup Way after saying good-bye to the driver and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Belluvue, King County Metro

January 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Metro bus hits tree after passenger attacks driver

There is not points to locate on the map  A frustrated passenger repeatedly punched a King County Metro Transit driver in the University District, causing a bus to crash into a tree Thursday morning. The incident happened about the Route 49 bus just after 6 a.m. in the 4300 block of 15th Avenue Northeast, where the 40-year-old…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: assault, King County Metro, Seattle

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