TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates, with 2 alerts

December 10, 2012 at 5:44 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 7 Comments

(Live view from the only WS Bridge camera currently in operation; see other cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
We start off with a transit-alert reminder from Metro:

Beginning (today) from the start of service until Friday, December 21 at the end of service, Routes 22 & 120 will be rerouted off of 26th Av SW between SW Barton St and SW Roxbury St, due to construction. During this time, route 22 and route 120 will travel instead via 30th Av SW in both directions to their regular routes.

And a ferry-alert reminder from Washington State Ferries, which has three boats out for repair:

Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth: This route will be on a two boat schedule with the 124-car Issaquah and the 87-car Tillikum. This service will be supplemented with unscheduled sailings by the 34-car Hiyu.

5:15 PM: Two traffic alerts in via e-mail – one, a mattress on the left side of the eastbound West Seattle Bridge (thanks to Damiana for that tip); two, East Marginal Way southbound blocked by truck trouble just before the 1st Avenue South Bridge (thanks to Jamie).

7 Comments

  1. Has anyone noticed that it appears the SPD cars have changed, both the car itself to the Chevy model, and now black and white. Is this going to be the new look?

    Comment by coffee — 6:26 am December 10, 2012 #

  2. Fair’s fair: after squawking about SRO C-lines in the 8a-9a hour I should report that the 6:25a C from Fauntleroy & Alaska had plenty of seats. While this shouldn’t be surprising, it wasn’t always that way.

    Comment by RichWSeattle — 7:08 am December 10, 2012 #

  3. @coffee- SPD is currently testing various models from all three manufacturers as they move to replace the discontinued Ford Crown Vic. You’ll see models from Ford, Chevy, and Chrysler being tested (I believe the trial is 6 months, but I could be wrong on that part), and all of the test cars are the standard “black and white.” Test cars have only recently being showing up in the SW Precinct fleet.

    Comment by Born to Run — 8:36 am December 10, 2012 #

  4. Last week I had to make a “fast” trip to my doctor at James Tower (18th & Jefferson). I caught the 8:28 sm #56 at 61st SW and SW Alki, so I would not have to transfer. Got downtown, took another bus to Cherry Hill, met with my doctor for 25 minutes (waited for her for 5 min), and then took 3 buses to get home. I got home at 11:30 am. I don’t consider this bus system to be easy and efficient. AND, I wasted a lot of time waiting for buses and riding buses. Also, one the RRC driver’s was rude. I use a cane and I always call out I’m getting off at the front. This driver was letting passengers on (many drivers do that) and I had to ask him to lower the kneeler, which he did, but not all the way.

    Comment by Dayle — 9:45 am December 10, 2012 #

  5. Ditto to Dave. I don’t use a cane but I have severe back pain and have had many similar experiences since the instalation of rapid ride including rudeness of the drivers!!

    Comment by dwar — 10:14 am December 10, 2012 #

  6. Just an FYI, drivers also need to hear what they’re doing RIGHT. Take the time here and through channels to offer positive stories. They help immensely!

    Comment by Jeff Welch — 5:14 pm December 10, 2012 #

  7. That mattress/box spring hit my car.

    Hey old Black Ford Explorer License 882 Y– with For Sale signs all over it…

    The Police are looking for you and so am I. You tried to kill me but you only owe me a windshield.

    Comment by Lanise — 7:29 am December 11, 2012 #

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