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Old 03-10-2011, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Ira500 View Post
Where'd you get this info on transit costs? I can't seem to find it. What I did find was a discussion comparing Portland's TriMet to King County Metro and Sound Transit, and it appears that the Seattle area's operating costs are a little bit higher than Portland's if the service was equal, but that Seattle provides about 50% more transit service. I think the farebox revenues from the typical Metro bus pay for about 25% of the operating costs, and it's far less on the Sounder train:
King County Metro + Sound Transit != TriMet « Transit Sleuth
I found this information a couple months ago reading one of our papers, and the same information also been repeated in the Crosscut. It was talking about tax revenue feeding into the system (not levies as such, which is why the actual budget is bigger... but it goes to show other system uses less tax revenue).
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:46 PM
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Hello, is bus 216 commuting between Pinelake to Downtown Seattle? Actually, I need to find a bus going from Pinelake to a place closed to Space needle. Can I take bus 216?

Originally Posted by AddyLaddy View Post
I commute daily from the centre of Sammamish on the bus (216) to the DT Pioneer square or University stops and its 1hr door to door for me. No traffic or queues to bother me and the company pays for my Orca card too. Gas is now $3.70 a gallon and they may start tolling the I-90 one day too.

As the buses use the transit tunnels and HOV lanes they are very reliable and predictable with their timings too.

The bus (218) from Issaquah Highlands P&R is much faster and its there in about 35mins.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:24 AM
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A good primer for anyone wanting to know more about transit in the Seattle Area:
Seattle For Visitors - Seattle Transit Blog
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