By Jennifer Bates For Northwest Asian Weekly Recently there has been a lot of publicity and news coverage about the Ride the Ducks tour bus crash. There were five deaths and more than a dozen seriously injured exchange students. There has been one lawsuit filed on behalf of a student who sustained fractured fingers and/or […]
Lena Chan Leprozo takes the bus every day from Northgate to the International District. She commutes to the Senior Center at the Bush Hotel on Jackson. This 80+ senior relies on her bus ride every day, and because of the Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP program), the cost is reduced and the process is simplified. […]
By Rich Stolz For Northwest Asian Weekly As any bus rider who has been passed up by an overcrowded bus or forced to stand for an entire commute can tell you, we need to start taking steps to improve bus service in Seattle. Our city is growing rapidly. If it were just trying to keep […]
By Diane Narasaki and Rich Stolz Without action soon, King County Metro will cut 17 percent of its transit service, with the first cuts taking place as early as June of this year. As many as 74 routes, including routes critical to the mobility of Asian Pacific American communities, are slated to be completely eliminated. […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly According to the city, the First Hill Streetcar was supposed to help the International District grow, but so far local businesses say the only thing it’s grown is the list of transportation-related issues that have slowed the neighborhood’s already sluggish economic recovery.
For the past two weeks, I have been riding on the King County Metro to and from the International District. I have never taken the bus by myself for such a long period of time, so I’ve had a lot of new experiences. From the first day, I started to notice some unspoken etiquette for riding public transit. There are minute differences in the customs — or habits, if you will — of riding the bus in the morning and riding it in the afternoon …