public transportation http://kuow.org en King County Leaders: Raise Taxes To Pay For Buses, Roads http://kuow.org/post/king-county-leaders-raise-taxes-pay-buses-roads <p>Political leaders in King County want voters to help stave off drastic cuts to Metro bus service.</p><p>On Tuesday, King County Executive Dow Constantine proposed raising car tab fees, sales taxes and bus fares. The money would pay for transit service and road maintenance. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:39:00 +0000 Deborah Wang 27078 at http://kuow.org King County Leaders: Raise Taxes To Pay For Buses, Roads Union Bus Driver Says Contract Proposal Is "Attack On The Work Force" http://kuow.org/post/union-bus-driver-says-contract-proposal-attack-work-force <p>Ross Reynolds talks with King County Metro Transit bus driver Linda Averill about why she's opposed to the proposed contract between King County and the <a href="http://www.atu587.com/">Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587</a>. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:12:04 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 25564 at http://kuow.org Union Bus Driver Says Contract Proposal Is "Attack On The Work Force" Advocates Call For Plaza Above Brooklyn Light Rail Station http://kuow.org/post/advocates-call-plaza-above-brooklyn-light-rail-station <p>A group called “U District Square” is asking the University of Washington to help create a European-style public plaza around the neighborhood’s future light rail station. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:35:20 +0000 Amy Radil 23874 at http://kuow.org Advocates Call For Plaza Above Brooklyn Light Rail Station King County's Response To Stalled Transporation Package http://kuow.org/post/king-countys-response-stalled-transporation-package <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with King County Executive Dow Constantine about how the county hopes to address transportation funding in light of the state legislature not taking up a transportation package before closing the special session over the weekend. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:10:28 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 23698 at http://kuow.org King County's Response To Stalled Transporation Package To Get Around Town, Some Cities Take A Step Back In Time http://kuow.org/post/get-around-town-some-cities-take-step-back-time <em><em>This story is part of a project on commuting in America.</em></em><p>Cities across the country are investing in old-fashioned streetcars to solve what's known as the "last mile" problem. The hope is that trolleys will make it easier for people to get to their final destination.<p>Atlanta is one of the latest, laying steel rails for a 2.6 mile line. The tracks will run downtown from Peachtree Street to the Martin Luther King Jr. historic district on the east side of the city. Some see this as a big step forward.<p>"We have to have a look at reducing traffic issues. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 07:55:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 23399 at http://kuow.org To Get Around Town, Some Cities Take A Step Back In Time Sen. Ed Murray's Interview On The Record http://kuow.org/post/sen-ed-murrays-interview-record <p></p><p></p><p>Sen. Ed Murray sat down with <em>The Record's</em> Marcie Sillman ahead of the Seattle's mayoral election to discuss a range of topics, from public safety, transportation and development.</p><p><em>Produced by <a href="http://kuow.org/people/david-hyde">David Hyde</a>.</em> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:55:37 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22699 at http://kuow.org Sen. Ed Murray's Interview On The Record Gov. Inslee: Special Session On Transportation Needed http://kuow.org/post/gov-inslee-special-session-transportation-needed <p>Governor Jay Inslee held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that he wants to call a special session of the state Legislature this fall.</p><p>The session would address what Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine described as the state’s urgent transportation needs.</p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:57:23 +0000 John Ryan 19657 at http://kuow.org Gov. Inslee: Special Session On Transportation Needed SR 520 Floating Bridge Celebrates 50 Years http://kuow.org/post/sr-520-floating-bridge-celebrates-50-years <p></p><p>August 28, 1963 was a momentous day in American history, and it was also a pretty big day in Seattle. At the same time that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was giving his landmark “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, then-Washington governor Albert Rosellini was also addressing a crowd. But Rosellini was in the middle of Lake Washington, on a brand-new floating bridge that would eventually be known as State Route&nbsp;520.<br> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Feliks Banel 17673 at http://kuow.org SR 520 Floating Bridge Celebrates 50 Years One-Third Of King County Bus Routes Could Be Cut http://kuow.org/post/one-third-king-county-bus-routes-could-be-cut <p>King County Metro is facing budget cuts up to <a href="http://metro.kingcounty.gov/am/future/">17 percent</a>. The cuts could eliminate almost a third of current bus routes. Metro is hosting a public hearing today at 4:00 in Union Station to hear your opinion.</p><p>Ross Reynolds speaks with KUOW’s Reporter Derek Wong about the future of our buses.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 20:18:32 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 13079 at http://kuow.org One-Third Of King County Bus Routes Could Be Cut Fatal Sound Transit Bus Crash In Kirkland http://kuow.org/post/fatal-sound-transit-bus-crash-kirkland <p>Investigators said they don’t yet know the exact cause of Tuesday night’s fatal crash between a Sound Transit bus and an SUV in Kirkland. Two people in the SUV died. Investigators are looking into whether the bus’ brakes malfunctioned. Wed, 08 May 2013 04:43:19 +0000 Derek Wang 12686 at http://kuow.org Fatal Sound Transit Bus Crash In Kirkland King County Metro Could Cancel Nearly 30 Percent Of Bus Routes http://kuow.org/post/king-county-metro-could-cancel-nearly-30-percent-bus-routes <p></p><p>King County Metro released more details Monday about possible cuts to bus service next year. The agency says almost a third of its routes might be eliminated.<br> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:56:24 +0000 Derek Wang 10705 at http://kuow.org King County Metro Could Cancel Nearly 30 Percent Of Bus Routes Pierce Transit Cuts Raise Concerns For Blind Rider http://kuow.org/post/pierce-transit-cuts-raise-concerns-blind-rider <p></p><p>It’s 3:00 p.m. on a recent workday, and Buddy Yates sets off on the first leg of his long commute home. He and his guide dog, Palmer, step through the fast-food containers that litter the street on the way to Rainier Avenue South where he will catch his first bus.<br> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:48:19 +0000 Derek Wang 10491 at http://kuow.org Pierce Transit Cuts Raise Concerns For Blind Rider Looming Fiscal Cliff For King County Transit http://kuow.org/post/looming-fiscal-cliff-king-county-transit <p></p><p>Bus service in King County could get some good news this week. Washington state lawmakers are expected to introduce a plan that could prevent a looming fiscal crisis. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:38:45 +0000 Derek Wang 8412 at http://kuow.org Looming Fiscal Cliff For King County Transit