buses 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 Metro Transit seeks to avoid mistakes of the past http://kplu.org/post/metro-transit-seeks-avoid-mistakes-past <p>During the last major snow storm in the Seattle area, in 2008,&nbsp; Metro Transit came in for a lot of criticism. Busses slid out of control on icy streets or got stuck in the snow.</p><p>This time, the transit agency has new plans it hopes will result in better bus service. For complete details, go to the <a href="http://metro.kingcounty.gov/up/rr/emergency/">King County Metro Transit website.</a></p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 00:56:53 +0000 Paula Wissel 3782 at http://kplu.org Snohomish Community Transit faces more service cuts http://kplu.org/post/snohomish-community-transit-faces-more-service-cuts <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962756.mp3</p><p>If you ride Community Transit buses, brace yourself for longer waits and fewer trips. For the second year in a row, bus service in Snohomish County is facing a 20 percent cut.</p><p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 22:18:35 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1167 at http://kplu.org Snohomish Community Transit faces more service cuts Metro bus route changes take effect this Saturday http://kplu.org/post/metro-bus-route-changes-take-effect-saturday <p>King County's Metro Transit is making lots of changes to its bus schedules starting this Saturday, February 5.</p><p><strong>Who's affected?</strong></p><p>The changes will impact all areas of the county and include routing and bus stop changes for approximately <a href="http://metro.kingcounty.gov/up/scvchange.html">two dozen routes</a> from various areas of the county that pass through downtown Seattle. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:59:56 +0000 Gary Crawford 705 at http://kplu.org Metro bus route changes take effect this Saturday Road departments, Metro use lessons learned from 2008 http://kplu.org/post/road-departments-metro-use-lessons-learned-2008 <p>Nearly two years ago, heavy snow and ice from an unusual mid-December storm and cold snap left roads and sidewalks treacherous for a week or more. Road and transit agencies in Seattle say the hard lessons they learned during the big snowstorm of 2008 are showing up in their response to <em>this</em> snowfall.</p><p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 01:02:42 +0000 Liam Moriarty 196 at http://kplu.org Road departments, Metro use lessons learned from 2008