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Quick…Go Help Envision the Future of Public Transportation!

March 31st, 2015 by master

WHAT: Public Transportation Visioning Event
WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: Seattle Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave, downtown Seattle (map)

Just saw this and wanted to spread the word!

You’ll hear some visionary speakers and get an opportunity to share your own ideas about the future of public transportation in our region.

This event will kick off a community dialogue about a long-range plan for Metro Transit.

Program:
6-6:45 p.m.  Small group discussions: equity and access, innovations and technology, integrating transit modes, and more

6:45-8 p.m.  Speakers:

  • Jarrett Walker, Author of Human Transit
  • Rebecca Saldaña, Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage
  • Mark Hallenbeck, Director, Washington State Transportation Center, University of Washington
  • Moderator: Rita Brogan, Washington State Transportation Commissioner

For more info: check out King County Metro

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Metro buses on snow routes Monday

November 21st, 2010 by master

Metro just announced (5 p.m.) that all bus service during Monday morning’s commute will be on snow routes.

The Monday forecast from the National Weather Service indicates that cold temperatures and more moisture could cause snowfall in King County starting in the morning and lasting throughout the day.

The local forecast includes the possibility of 1 to 2 inches of snow, plus north winds gusting up to 37 mph.

Check Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro/snow. The link is a little confusing, but it shows both transit alerts and, by scrolling down, the snow routes for buses.

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Traffic alert for President Obama's visit to the UW campus on Thursday

October 20th, 2010 by master

Commuters are being warned about traffic delays during President Obama’s visit to the UW campus tomorrow (10/21).  A rally for Senator Patty Murray is set for Thursday at Hec Ed Pavilion with doors opening at 9am.  The President is expected to speak around 11am to a crowd of more than 10,000. While SDOT says there is little information on the routes and times of the President’s movements due to security reasons, you can expect closures on Montlake Boulevard before and after the event.  Rolling closures on major arterials and the interstate are also expected once the President leaves the UW campus.  Public transportation is highly encouraged.

King County Metro has more than 15 bus routes that travel to or near the UW campus and U-District.  They say buses may be crowded and subject to delays tomorrow, so give yourself plenty of time.  Also, due to heightened security around the rally location and for the presidential motorcade, some buses may be rerouted with short notice.  These type of reroutes will not show up on the Trip Planner, but should be displayed in Metro’s Alert Center.

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Traffic alert for President Obama’s visit to the UW campus on Thursday

October 20th, 2010 by master

Commuters are being warned about traffic delays during President Obama’s visit to the UW campus tomorrow (10/21).  A rally for Senator Patty Murray is set for Thursday at Hec Ed Pavilion with doors opening at 9am.  The President is expected to speak around 11am to a crowd of more than 10,000. While SDOT says there is little information on the routes and times of the President’s movements due to security reasons, you can expect closures on Montlake Boulevard before and after the event.  Rolling closures on major arterials and the interstate are also expected once the President leaves the UW campus.  Public transportation is highly encouraged.

King County Metro has more than 15 bus routes that travel to or near the UW campus and U-District.  They say buses may be crowded and subject to delays tomorrow, so give yourself plenty of time.  Also, due to heightened security around the rally location and for the presidential motorcade, some buses may be rerouted with short notice.  These type of reroutes will not show up on the Trip Planner, but should be displayed in Metro’s Alert Center.

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