It’s no surprise that a half-million or so Seahawks football fans caused record crowds on Seattle transit lines Feb. 5 for the post-Super Bowl parade and stadium party. After all, even on a normal day more commuters ride a bus, train or ferry downtown than drive alone. But the actual figures took a few weeks…More
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UPDATE, 8:24 P.M. | There is no longer an extended wait time for passengers departing the Seattle terminal for Bainbridge Island and Bremerton, according to WSDOT. UPDATE, 8 P.M. | Traffic on Interstate 5 has eased, but ferry and bus passengers should anticipate delays as operations return to normal. UPDATE, 6:46 P.M. | Northbound bus routes 301 and…More
Washington state road and transit systems deserves a D+ grade, and overall infrastructure a C, says a report issued Tuesday by the Seattle chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The good news is that “Washington state has got a very good track record in safety, in both road and transit systems,” said Shane Binder,…More
Take Our Poll Community Transit, the primary transit organization in Snohomish County, has said no to running ads from a gun-control group. The transit organization, however, says the policy isn’t aimed at the group, Washington Cease Fire. Community Transit’s board adopted the new policy May 2, saying it doesn’t want to give riders the idea that…More
People commuting to downtown Seattle continued their gradual shift toward public transit last year with 43 percent either riding a bus or train, or walking onto a ferry, a 1 percent increase from 2010, according to a survey released this week. Another 9 percent of downtown’s 200,000 workers carpooled, 6 percent walked, 4 percent teleworked, and 3…More
Leaders of six Seattle-area transit agencies warned today of severe cutbacks in either maintenance or new buses and trains if the latest House transportation bill becomes law. The bill would scrap a so-called “formula funding” system that dates back to 1983, providing a predictable source of dollars for King County Metro and hundreds of other agencies,…More