Tag: Metro

Metro clarifies

June 17th, 2009

OK, so Metro General Manager Kevin Desmond just clarified that the extra service -- purchased by Seattle voters through Transit Now -- that makes the fancy Rapid Ride brand possible should happen in 2011, barring catastrophic system cuts. The fancy stops and red busses might not appear until 2012. [More]

West Seattle Rapid Ride bumped to 2012?

June 17th, 2009

I'm at the Regional Transit Committee meeting right now and Metro staff have just informed us that they are considering a delay of Rapid Ride service for West Seattle to Downtown from 2011 to 2012. Metro staff are arguing that finances and viaduct work make 2011 difficult. I think Committee Chair Constantine [More]

When is a transfer not a transfer?

April 9th, 2009

Here's a BIG problem that needs to be fixed before light rail starts running in July. At the City Council Transportation Committee meeting this week Metro staff said that if you pay cash for your trip on Metro your transfer won't be good when you get off the bus and step onto [More]