Learn about proposed Metro changes tonight

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by Editor


Metro Transit is finalizing their upcoming proposals for service changes in Seattle and want to hear from the public one last time before submitting the plan to the King County Council later this spring. The goal is to make the system more efficient.

These proposals, which have been updated since November 2011 include:

Click here to see the entire route of the Rapid Ride D line (.pdf)

  • Add: RapidRide D Line which will connect Crown Hill and downtown Seattle via Ballard, Interbay, and Uptown. This will replace local service on Route 15.
  • Add: Route 32 between Uptown/Seattle Center and the University District via Elliott Avenue W, 15th Avenue W, Nickerson Street, Fremont, and South Wallingford.
  • Changes to routing frequency: Route 1, the north part of Route 3, Route 5, Route 13, Route 15X, Route 16, Route 18, Route 28, and Route 30.
  • Replaced service: The north part of Route 2 will be replaced by a revised Route 13. The north part of Route 4 will be replaced with alternative service on a more-frequent Route 3. Route 17 will be replaced with alternative service on revised Route 18, revised Route 24, Route 31 (current map), and new Route 32.
  • Deleted: Route 45 will be deleted
  • No changes: Route 19 and Route 31
  • Learn more and share your thoughts on the proposed changes at an open house tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 First Avenue W.) You can also comment online here. See all the proposed changes here (.pdf.)


    • sara

      @ judy – seriously??? you know nothing about who rides the buses in Seattle then.

    • sara

      @ judy – seriously??? you know nothing about who rides the buses in Seattle then.

    • Kirk Robbins

      Revisions to electric trolley service on Queen Anne will not change as much as described in this piece. Most changes to the trolleys have been deferred into 2013 and may change. Unfortunately METRO’s PR people haven’t kept up with the shifting proposals. See you all tonight!

    • Kirk Robbins

      Revisions to electric trolley service on Queen Anne will not change as much as described in this piece. Most changes to the trolleys have been deferred into 2013 and may change. Unfortunately METRO’s PR people haven’t kept up with the shifting proposals. See you all tonight!

    • Peter

      RapidRide? Is that what the libtards are calling buses now?

      RapidRide! LMAO!

    • Peter

      RapidRide? Is that what the libtards are calling buses now?

      RapidRide! LMAO!

    • steve

      Would someone please moderate? This site is a mess.

    • steve

      Would someone please moderate? This site is a mess.

    • Debbie

      Steve please stay on topic, thx.

      Buses are for losers. Who cares just keep them off my street. Last time I was on a bus some crackhead peed in his pants and then coughed all over everybody. It must suck being poor and not having a car.

    • Debbie

      Steve please stay on topic, thx.

      Buses are for losers. Who cares just keep them off my street. Last time I was on a bus some crackhead peed in his pants and then coughed all over everybody. It must suck being poor and not having a car.

    • punkateer

      Was anyone from QA Blog at the meeting? How did it go?
      Also lets switch to facebook commenting. Mouth breathers like Peter rarely spout off without anonymity or a fox news logo somewhere.

    • punkateer

      Was anyone from QA Blog at the meeting? How did it go?
      Also lets switch to facebook commenting. Mouth breathers like Peter rarely spout off without anonymity or a fox news logo somewhere.

    • Debbie

      punkateer,

      Facebook does not value or respect your privacy. Most intelligent people do not use it.

      Intelligent discourse will keep the trolls at bay. And sometimes trolls are funny. Live a little.

      Also, I believe it is against the rules to insult fellow posters, for example, calling Peter a “Mouth Breather” is far worse than anything he wrote. Let’s face it, RapidRide is a dumb name for a bus in traffic on 15th.

      Sincerely,
      Your Neighbor,
      Debbie.

    • Debbie

      punkateer,

      Facebook does not value or respect your privacy. Most intelligent people do not use it.

      Intelligent discourse will keep the trolls at bay. And sometimes trolls are funny. Live a little.

      Also, I believe it is against the rules to insult fellow posters, for example, calling Peter a “Mouth Breather” is far worse than anything he wrote. Let’s face it, RapidRide is a dumb name for a bus in traffic on 15th.

      Sincerely,
      Your Neighbor,
      Debbie.

    • Ann

      In other countries, everyone uses public transit. The buses aren’t filled with all of the crazy people like they are here.

      The priority should be to get rid of all of the crazy people and make buses accessible to people who would like to use buses to commute to and from work, and for families to get around.

      The free bus zone is scheduled to expire in downtown Seattle later this year – in October I believe. This should help clean up some of the problems on the buses downtown. Homeless ride the freezone on the buses back and forth, and the freezone is also used by drug runners and those that commit crimes in the downtown area – apparently as a quick getaway – not really that quick though.

    • Ann

      In other countries, everyone uses public transit. The buses aren’t filled with all of the crazy people like they are here.

      The priority should be to get rid of all of the crazy people and make buses accessible to people who would like to use buses to commute to and from work, and for families to get around.

      The free bus zone is scheduled to expire in downtown Seattle later this year – in October I believe. This should help clean up some of the problems on the buses downtown. Homeless ride the freezone on the buses back and forth, and the freezone is also used by drug runners and those that commit crimes in the downtown area – apparently as a quick getaway – not really that quick though.

    • Ann

      Judy – Sure, a lot of poor people ride the buses.

      I have also known a lot middle class people – such as Microsoft and Amazon employees who ride the bus.

      It is commendable to take the bus over driving a car.

      I would prefer to not own a car and only take the bus – but I have kids and I am not going to take them on the bus and have them sit next to a bunch of crack heads.

    • Ann

      Judy – Sure, a lot of poor people ride the buses.

      I have also known a lot middle class people – such as Microsoft and Amazon employees who ride the bus.

      It is commendable to take the bus over driving a car.

      I would prefer to not own a car and only take the bus – but I have kids and I am not going to take them on the bus and have them sit next to a bunch of crack heads.

    • steve

      Debbie – I’m off topic for wanting moderation? Seriously? How is insulting poor people on topic?

      Here’s a little tip: You can’t tell how much money someone has in this city by looking at them. There are lots of extremely wealthy people who take the bus to high paying jobs downtown because parking there is a nightmare. We need more bus service not less.

    • steve

      Debbie – I’m off topic for wanting moderation? Seriously? How is insulting poor people on topic?

      Here’s a little tip: You can’t tell how much money someone has in this city by looking at them. There are lots of extremely wealthy people who take the bus to high paying jobs downtown because parking there is a nightmare. We need more bus service not less.

    • QA Hill

      On the main page, please click over to the FB profile and post that the blog needs moderation. Either that or use the tips (at) queenanneview (dot) com email to hopefully get the attention of someone. Thanks!

    • QA Hill

      On the main page, please click over to the FB profile and post that the blog needs moderation. Either that or use the tips (at) queenanneview (dot) com email to hopefully get the attention of someone. Thanks!

    • Geeky Swedes

      Hi everyone, as you know, we’ve received several complaints recently about the quality of comments, and we just posted an update in the forum to hear your feedback about the idea to switch to Facebook comments: http://www.queenanneview.com/forum/topic.php?id=3244

    • Geeky Swedes

      Hi everyone, as you know, we’ve received several complaints recently about the quality of comments, and we just posted an update in the forum to hear your feedback about the idea to switch to Facebook comments: http://www.queenanneview.com/forum/topic.php?id=3244

    • Drew

      Debbie, it’s not a matter of ability to afford a car, or being a loser. Some take the bus to reduce their carbon footprint. Some take the bus to avoid parking hassle. Personally I take the bus, because I am a terrible driver who also has limited vision. While we all acknowledge your right to provide us with sweeping brushstrokes of misinformed generalities, perhaps a modicum of thought on your part before clicking submit would make the forums a better place.

    • Drew

      Debbie, it’s not a matter of ability to afford a car, or being a loser. Some take the bus to reduce their carbon footprint. Some take the bus to avoid parking hassle. Personally I take the bus, because I am a terrible driver who also has limited vision. While we all acknowledge your right to provide us with sweeping brushstrokes of misinformed generalities, perhaps a modicum of thought on your part before clicking submit would make the forums a better place.

    • David

      “RapidRide” is an insult to our collective intelligence.

      I suppose “poor people” might fall for it, and yes, the occasional white collar worker rides the bus. But let’s face it folks, buses in Seattle are pretty gross. No need to bring out the pitchforks when folks point that out.

    • David

      “RapidRide” is an insult to our collective intelligence.

      I suppose “poor people” might fall for it, and yes, the occasional white collar worker rides the bus. But let’s face it folks, buses in Seattle are pretty gross. No need to bring out the pitchforks when folks point that out.

    • Leonora

      I rode the bus once. Then I remembered something. I have dignity.

    • Leonora

      I rode the bus once. Then I remembered something. I have dignity.

    • Beverly

      Wow, I have never met such a pretentious bunch as some of the residents in Queen Anne. I guess since I don’t earn six-figures I might be considered a “poor person.” Hell, you know what, let me just go ahead and call myself a poor person. So little old poor me has been riding buses here in Seattle since I arrived. Nope, I don’t own a car. And no, I cannot afford a car. A matter of fact I can barely afford the expensive bus fare. Four to five dollars round-trip is steep. Anyway, I find it laughable that anyone would look down on someone else because of their income. What type of boneheaded logic is that? “Uh uh, I am superior cause my high paying job hasn’t been outsourced to India — yet.” Stupid! You think the buses in Seattle are gross? I guess you’ve never left the country. Even in France and other not so poor countries, public transport is a bit grungy. Get over it! That’s life! Consider yourselves lucky to have public transport otherwise you might find yourself stuck in one hour traffic jams on this hill. And just in case you’re wondering, little ‘ole poor me lives right here in Queen Anne — on the top of the hill, next to your expensive house! Queen Anne has all income levels, pull your head out of your butt and face reality.

    • Beverly

      Wow, I have never met such a pretentious bunch as some of the residents in Queen Anne. I guess since I don’t earn six-figures I might be considered a “poor person.” Hell, you know what, let me just go ahead and call myself a poor person. So little old poor me has been riding buses here in Seattle since I arrived. Nope, I don’t own a car. And no, I cannot afford a car. A matter of fact I can barely afford the expensive bus fare. Four to five dollars round-trip is steep. Anyway, I find it laughable that anyone would look down on someone else because of their income. What type of boneheaded logic is that? “Uh uh, I am superior cause my high paying job hasn’t been outsourced to India — yet.” Stupid! You think the buses in Seattle are gross? I guess you’ve never left the country. Even in France and other not so poor countries, public transport is a bit grungy. Get over it! That’s life! Consider yourselves lucky to have public transport otherwise you might find yourself stuck in one hour traffic jams on this hill. And just in case you’re wondering, little ‘ole poor me lives right here in Queen Anne — on the top of the hill, next to your expensive house! Queen Anne has all income levels, pull your head out of your butt and face reality.

    • Moon

      Bus in Seattle smelly.

    • Moon

      Bus in Seattle smelly.

    • QAer

      people – STOP FEEDING THE TROLLS! you are falling for it – hook line and sinker.

      sheesh.

    • QAer

      people – STOP FEEDING THE TROLLS! you are falling for it – hook line and sinker.

      sheesh.

    • Leonora

      In other countries, everyone wants to move to America. They have more buses because the people are too poor to buy cars. Judy is right, the buses are for poor people who in their right mind would ride a bus anyways.

    • Leonora

      In other countries, everyone wants to move to America. They have more buses because the people are too poor to buy cars. Judy is right, the buses are for poor people who in their right mind would ride a bus anyways.