METRO Bus Cuts Coming to Wedgwood?

Last Friday, Publicola reported on potential changes to METRO should a 2-year, emergency $20 vehicle license fee not pass the King County Council by a 2/3rds margin, a threshold that was imposed on the KC Council as a result of an agreement reached during conference between the State House and Senate transportation committees.  Should this bill not pass the KC Council, which it doesn’t look like it has the support for, the bill would likely have to go to a public vote.  The proposed changes to METRO discussed in last Friday’s Publicola article would only occur should the KC Council Read More …

Sound Transit North Link Project Spring Open Houses

Sound Transit’s North Link Project is well underway with site planning and subsurface explorations occurring along the project corridor.  The North Link is a 4.3 mile extension of the existing Link light rail system extending from University Link reach, which extends from the downtown bus tunnel through Capitol Hill to the University of Washington (currently under construction), to the North Corridor Project connecting Lynnwood.  There are 3 stations as part of the North Link project, the closest to most Wedgwoodians will be located in Roosevelt along 12th Avenue NE. Sound Transit is hosting Spring Open Houses for the 3 stations Read More …

New School Transportation Maps Have Been Released

The Seattle School District has released their transportation map for elementary and K-8 schools for the 2011/2012 school year.  According to the district’s website: In the new transportation plan, transportation eligibility for attendance area elementary and K-8 students will be based on transportation zones. Students within the transportation zone and outside the walk zone for a school will be eligible for District-provided transportation. Students outside their immediate transportation zone, but within their extended intermediary boundary, can walk to an attendance area school for bus pick-up if they live within a safe walk zone (up to one mile). Otherwise, they walk up Read More …

What Do You Think About Changes To Route 65?

Earlier this month, we first reported thanks to a tip from a concerned neighbor about changes that were being considered by METRO to Route 65. Both the Laurelhurst Blog and Seattle Transit Blog have picked up on this story too.  Now METRO has added more information about this possible change to their website and are asking for feedback through April 8th.  They even have a survey for you to fill out. Based on the information on METRO’s website, the changes wouldn’t go into effect until October 2011 at the earliest since there are some improvements at a couple intersections that Read More …

METRO Bus Route 65 Changing?

It was brought to our attention recently that Route 65 serving Wedgwood may change.  Signs started popping up along the current route, along 35th Ave NE between NE 55th Street and NE 45th Street.  Instead, from 35th Ave NE, the southbound route would turn east down NE 55th Street, turn south of 40th Ave NE, and then west along Sand Point Way.  Service in Wedgwood and elsewhere would not be changed.  The intent is to improve transit service to Children’s Hospital.   It appears that this revision has been planned for some time since a comment on Page 41 opposing the Read More …

Wedgwood Bus Routes on Holiday Schedule

Some Wedgwood bus routes are on holiday schedule and have reduced trips throughout December 27th – 31st.  The affected routes include Route 64, 65, 68, 242, and 372.  As a result, these routes have fewer trips than normal weekday schedules but more trips than weekends. Please refer to their holiday route schedule, which you can access here.   On New Years day, all routes will be running on Sunday schedules. Please plan accordingly.

SDOT is Looking for Your Feedback

Do you take the bus to work or is there no transit service that suite your needs?  Are you anxious to ride your bike to the new North Link stations?  Do you avoid buses like the plague?  If you thought about saying ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, then the Seattle Department of Transportation is looking to hear from you. SDOT is updating its Transit Master Plan and they want your feedback.  If you’re interested in sharing your thoughts, they’ve developed a brief survey for you to fill out (took me 3 minutes to complete).  Let’s make sure the thoughts Read More …