TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday reports

November 8, 2012 at 7:13 am | In West Seattle news | 4 Comments

(Live view from the only WS Bridge camera currently in operation; see other cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
Wednesday turned out to be a busy day with traffic/transit effects … today is starting quiet but we’ll see what’s ahead.

4 Comments

  1. This was the 2nd time this week commuting home that I waited 20 + minutes for the C at 2nd & Columbia. Both buses were packed but then I saw later that there was another C right behind us that was relatively empty. If the bus driver would say something that would be great. I call it the “unreliable ride”.

    Comment by Bus rider — 4:20 pm November 8, 2012 #

  2. Sorry to all you RR C riders who were standing room only at the 3rd and Seneca stop at 6:05 pm. There was an empty RR C that pulled up about 30 seconds after you left. I jumped on the almost as empty 55 that was right behind that. Maybe we need better information boards downtown so people can see what’s coming.

    Comment by Glenn — 6:25 pm November 8, 2012 #

  3. “Bus rider” Thanks for the info. We’re still working on it, and added C Line trips to address delays a little later into the evening commute than I think you are traveling. Glad to hear there was another bus close behind to pick up riders. Having buses close together shows traffic delays can bunch them up. We’ll keep working at it even as traffic conditions and the number of riders boarding change day to day.

    Comment by Jeff Switzer, King County Metro — 6:35 pm November 8, 2012 #

  4. Jeff, what are some of metro’s ideas for giving more real-time information to riders? Metro tweets seem too high level. I don’t seem to get email notifications any longer. What about digital bus location/GPS boards at high use stops such as the junction, downtown, etc? Even a radio dispatch type audio at stops would be a good interim solution to allow passengers to adjust their choices to crowding and bus stacking.

    Comment by Glenn — 7:17 pm November 8, 2012 #

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