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July 7, 2014 at 11:35 AM

RapidRide use is way up

It’s no secret transit use is growing in Seattle, but that’s especially true where King County Metro focuses bus service on its proven, busy corridors. New figures for May show that five RapidRide lines are carrying 28 percent more passengers than the buses they replaced. RapidRide usually provides frequent service, with low-floor, three-door buses to get people on and off quicker…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: increased ridership, RapidRide, several routes

June 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Constantine: Metro and Sound Transit must plan as one

Sound Transit and King County Metro Transit will write a report by September about how to integrate their service and reap an “efficiency dividend,” County Executive Dow Constantine announced Thursday. He is currently the chairman of Sound Transit’s governing board, “so I can credibly say it’s a good time to take the relationship to the…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Dow Constantine, King County Metro Transit, RapidRide

September 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Seattle DOT fixes $5,000 bus-lane mistake

The Seattle Department of Transportation says it painted “Bus Only” markings in the wrong place on a stretch of Aurora Avenue North in preparation for the RapidRide E line to launch in February. The department acknowledged the mistake last week and said it would cost $5,000 to remove several markings, in the northbound right lane between North…


Comments | Topics: aurora avenue north, E line, RapidRide

January 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Seattle proposes bus lane to fight RapidRide clogs in Belltown

  Seattle Department of Transportation has released its proposed layout to create a westbound bus lane on two blocks of Broad Street in Belltown, to reduce chronic delays on King County Metro’s D Line bus to Ballard. Traffic jams there are one reason RapidRide buses lose 10 minutes or more between Belltown and Uptown, causing delays and crowding…


Comments | Topics: King County Metro Transit, parking, RapidRide

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…


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

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…


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

October 7, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Starting Monday, RapidRide C line getting more buses

Two morning trips and two afternoon trips will be added starting Monday to the RapidRide C Line serving West Seattle, so a bus appears every eight or nine minutes at the busiest times. King County Metro Transit is responding to crowding and rider complaints last week, when the C Line replaced Route 54, while a few…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Metro Transit, RapidRide

September 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Highway 99’s new Sodo bridge opens Monday

 South-end buses entering Seattle ought to move a little faster Monday morning, when the state Department of Transportation opens its new northbound blacktop and bridge at the Highway 99 project in Sodo. The bus lane will stretch an additional 3,180 feet north, saving a minute or two per trip. This changeover requires a northbound closure from 10 p.m. Friday…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 99 tunnel, Metro buses, RapidRide

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