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April 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Seattle property-tax initiative for transit to be filed this week

The group Friends of Transit will file a Seattle-only property-tax initiative by the end of this week, to raise money for bus operations within the city, transit activist Ben Schiendelman announced today — just hours after Tuesday night election returns showed a King County measure failing. The proposal would raise $25 million a year for six…

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March 4, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Seahawks parade fans added more than 200k transit trips

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…

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February 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

‘Gridhawk’ clears after a crowded evening commute

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…

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0 Comments | More in Homepage, Sports, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seahawks, transit

May 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Washington’s roads, transit rate a D+, engineers say

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,…

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May 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Poll: Is it right or wrong to ban gun-control ads on buses?

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…

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February 15, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Transit city: Just 34% of downtown Seattle workers drive alone, survey finds

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…

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February 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM

U.S. House sends Seattle transit leaders into a cold sweat

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,…

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