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April 7, 2014

Transit cuts could make U. of Wash. student rides longer

Proposition 1 would add one-tenth of a cent to the sales tax and set an annual car-tab fee of $60 to maintain King County Metro’s service at current levels. Students who commute to University of Washington and other area schools will be particularly hard-hit if the measure is rejected.


October 3, 2013

BAE to power King County Metro fleet

Will equip 120 New Flyer Xcelsior buses with its HybriDrive Series-E electric drive system. The first delivery is scheduled for 2014.


June 20, 2013

King County Metro purchase all-electric New Flyers

Federal and Metro capital funds will be used to purchase the buses, with the first prototype expected to arrive in 2014. Riders can expect to see new coaches hit the streets in 2015.


May 2, 2013

King County Metro may cut service if funds expire

Could be forced to eliminate 65 bus routes and reduce service on 86 others if the state Legislature fails to approve new revenue sources this session. Authorization for a temporary two-year Congestion Reduction Charge that would fully fund the transit agency will soon expire.


February 14, 2013

New Flyer wins N.Y., Seattle contracts

New York’s Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority exercised options under an existing contract for 20 60-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior articulated clean diesel buses. Meanwhile, Daimler Buses North America assigned to New Flyer its contract with Seattle’s King County Metro Transit to build up to 381 Xcelsior heavy-duty 35- and 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses.


February 13, 2013

Activists rally to keep Wash. rail line

Trying to keep the city of Kirkland from taking out a five-mile section of rail line to install a recreational trail. City officials told the paper that they plan to eventually rebuild the tracks, but rail advocates are skeptical and say the possibilities should be studied first.


December 13, 2012

King County Metro BRT ‘bulbs’ save time, but danger to drivers

Stops protrude toward the street, to help buses quickly board riders. Some are located close to the intersection and occupy the only lane of traffic, causing drivers behind the bus to block the intersection.


October 2, 2012

King County Metro hosts APTA Annual

The Seattle network of transit systems allows visitors to conveniently reach a variety of points of interest, from the iconic Space Needle at the Seattle Center to the world-renowned Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle to the EMP Museum, featuring the Experience Music Project, and the Pacific Science Center.


June 1, 2012

King County Metro awarded $37.5M for BRT

With funds from the FTA’s Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program, the King County Department of Transportation will build two new bus rapid transit lines as part of greater Seattle’s new six corridor RapidRide BRT system.


March 8, 2012

Seattle anti-gun ads draw fire

Washington Cease Fire purchased 50 ads for approximately $50,000 for the campaign.


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