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September 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

King County Council: no 2015 bus cuts

The Metropolitan King County Council has just canceled plans for two more rounds of bus-service cuts, citing a resurgence in sales-tax income and a tougher look at Metro Transit’s own budgets. That means nearly 250,000 annual service hours are likely to be saved. Previously, Metro expected to delete 16 routes and 169,000 annual service hours in…

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Comments | Topics: bus cuts, Metro Transit, Metropolitan King County Council

September 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Seahawks fans, concertgoers, commuters pack buses and trains

UPDATE, 6:02 p.m. | Waves of pedestrians flooded downtown shortly after 5 p.m. as Pharrell/Soundgarden concertgoers made their way to sports bars and toward home. Some joined commuters in a teeming Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, where light-rail riders waited for southbound trains and Metro riders jumped on northbound buses. Light-rail trains were taking on heavy loads but…

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February 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM

County Council votes to raise bus fares in 2015, add low-income fare

The Metropolitan King County Council voted this afternoon to raise Metro bus fares by 25 cents for 2015 and create a lower fare for low-income riders. The new fares were part of a package of changes that include an April 22 ballot measure to raise sales taxes and vehicle-license fees to keep King County’s bus service…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: low-income fare, Metro Transit

February 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

State money will keep viaduct buses rolling

Transit riders on buses that travel on the Alaskan Way Viaduct — who faced the possibility of severe bus-service cuts this summer — will catch a break until the end of 2015, it now seems. Bus use has grown on the viaduct routes since construction in that corridor began in 2011, Metro says. Many buses…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Alaskan Way Viaduct bus routes, funding, Metro Transit

November 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

King County voters could soon see tax measure for Metro Transit

King County voters will probably see a tax measure to support Metro Transit within a few months, regardless of what lawmakers do about transportation in this month’s special session. “We’re not going to be left in a situation where we’re¬†not going to give voters the ability to save the system,” Councilmember Larry Phillips of Magnolia said…

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Comments | Topics: Dow Constantine, King County, Larry Phillips

November 4, 2012 at 8:20 AM

More evening RapidRide buses hit street, starting Monday

Four more evening buses will be added to the new RapidRide C Line from downtown to West Seattle, after King County Metro Transit found the route was missing its goal of service every 10 minutes. Two trips will be added Monday and two on Tuesday, Nov. 13, between 5:15 and 6:45 p.m. Three of the four…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Metro Transit, RapidRide, West Seattle

March 2, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Transit officer stabbed at Wallingford bus shelter

There is not points to locate on the map UPDATE: The sergeant has been released from the hospital and “is doing fine,” said Cindi West, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. A King County sheriff’s sergeant was stabbed this morning in the shoulder¬†and hand at a bus shelter in Wallingford, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The injuries appear…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, King County Sheriff's Office, Metro Transit