Responses from the 46th District regarding proposed Metro transit cuts

Several readers have inquired what, if any responses were received to the letter sent by the WCC to our 46th District legislators last month. (You can read the original post here.) Here is what we heard from Reps. Farrell and Pollet, and Councilmember Rasmussen in regard to proposed Metro transit cuts in 2014: Representative Jessyn Farrell: “Thank you for the note. I couldn’t agree more. We must give King County the local options it needs to keep Metro whole. With ridership growing, this is exactly the wrong time to cut service. It was one of my biggest disappointments earlier this Read More …

Events of the week: library closure, bus changes

On Thursday, September 27, all branches and locations of the Seattle Public Library will be closed for a staff in-service day.  Books may be returned at the drop locations. As of this week Metro Transit has added more bus trips to the University of Washington for the start of fall quarter classes.  There are other changes in bus schedules and routes, and beginning on Saturday, September 29, all fares will be collected upon boarding the bus.  Watch for slow-downs as the riders adjust to the new fare collection system.  Another big adjustment is that the Ride Free Area in downtown Read More …

King County Metro Transit still on Snow Routes on Tuesday

Metro Transit will be on snow routing Tuesday Continuing snow, icy road conditions may result in some bus trip and route cancellations. King County Metro Transit is remaining on snow routing countywide overnight and on Tuesday, Jan. 17. And, with continuing snowfall forecast, there could be some bus trips or routes cancelled on Tuesday. Conditions could also change throughout the day on Tuesday depending on the timing and location of the snowfall. Before traveling, riders should check www.kingcounty.gov/metro/snow for the most current status of Metro service.