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December 1, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Reversal: Metro will allow 'Buy American' ads

King County Metro Transit now says it will accept bus ads urging shoppers to “Buy American” and “Shop Locally.” Metro had initially rejected the ads, sought by the local nonprofit group TAP America, saying those messages violated Metro’s policy barring political advertising. But after The Seattle Times wrote about the ban Wednesday, Metro reversed course. “Upon further evaluation, the…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: bus ads, Buy American, King County Metro

October 25, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Viaduct & the commute: Morning traffic heavier today

Traffic across the West Seattle Bridge appeared heavier today than on Monday, as commuters started their second day of workday travel without the viaduct. Shortly before 7 a.m., traffic was already backing up on 1st Avenue South in SoDo and Interstate 5  southbound was slow through downtown. On Monday, traffic was still moving smoothly in those…


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

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