bus rapid transit http://kplu.org en Bus route spared after public outcry; Metro adjustments enacted http://kplu.org/post/bus-route-spared-after-public-outcry-metro-adjustments-enacted <p>Public outcry may rescue a popular South Seattle bus line. An amendment to the<a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/council.aspx"> transit re-alignment plan</a> passed by the King County council late Monday afternoon has <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/news/2012/January/LG_BF_rt42.aspx">temporarily spared</a> the route.</p><p>Ten other bus lines that are considered inefficient have been eliminated.</p><p>It&rsquo;s the first phase of a <a href="http://metro.kingcounty.gov/planning/">voter-approved plan</a> to make King County&#39;s&nbsp; Metro Transit agency more efficient.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 04:20:44 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3983 at http://kplu.org RapidRide buses coming to Eastside this fall http://kplu.org/post/rapidride-buses-coming-eastside-fall <p>Shiny burgundy buses equipped with automated pay stations, three doors each, low-riding chassis and accelerated time tables started serving south King County<a href="http://seattletransitblog.com/2010/06/02/rapidride-a-other-fall-service-changes-now-official/"> last fall</a>. They&#39;re called <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/news/this_week.aspx">RapidRide</a> and they&#39;re funded by the <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/metrotransit/transitnow.aspx">Transit Now ballot measure</a> that voters approved in 2006.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>A second route is slated to start serving Bellevue and Redmond in October. The King County Council votes on exactly where they&#39;ll go <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/news/this_week.aspx">on Tuesday afternoon</a>.&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p> Mon, 30 May 2011 18:46:32 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1688 at http://kplu.org RapidRide buses coming to Eastside this fall Commissioners must slash bus service in Pierce County http://kplu.org/post/commissioners-must-slash-bus-service-pierce-county <p><em><strong>Update: On Monday, May 9, the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners approved a 20% permanent service reduction scheduled to start June 12. But the board rejected the proposed plan for the final 15% reduction scheduled for October, and instead directed staff to develop a modified plan that focuses on maximizing ridership.</strong></em></p><p>The next time you&#39;re stuck in traffic, frustrated by the length of your commute time, take a moment to consider how long your trip would be if you couldn&#39;t drive to your workplace, your doctors office, or your church.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 May 2011 01:19:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1550 at http://kplu.org Commissioners must slash bus service in Pierce County Congressional cuts threaten Metro’s RapidRide bus service http://kplu.org/post/congressional-cuts-threaten-metro%E2%80%99s-rapidride-bus-service <p>The red-and-yellow buses of King County&rsquo;s new RapidRide system may stall before they have a chance to really get going. The Seattle Times reports that budget cuts proposed by House Republicans <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014360720_metrobus01m.html">may leave the new Bus Rapid Transit program without promised start-up funds</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 16:36:13 +0000 KPLU News Staff 904 at http://kplu.org Congressional cuts threaten Metro’s RapidRide bus service