TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday on the move

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; other cameras are on the WSB Traffic page)
Nothing unusual as the Friday morning commute moves toward its peak. Looking ahead to the weekend – here’s the city’s weekly roundup of big events and closures (nothing in our immediate area).

8:37 AM: Thanks to Brian Presser from TouchTech Systems in The Junction for the tip that the 42nd/Alaska lights are on flashing red. That means 4-way stop. And as we were writing this, we got a call from someone that Fauntleroy/Alaska is out too.

3:28 PM: For RapidRide riders – a little more clarification from Metro regarding the changes starting tomorrow.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday on the move"

  • Michael June 7, 2013 (8:54 am)

    A person from metro called me at work the other day to tell me why they were not and will not address the fact that the drivers of the C line driving 40MPH in the new S curves going off the south end of the viaduct. What metro now is telling me is because the posted 25MPH speed limit signs are yellow so that means they don’t need to have their driver follow that posted speed limit. Does anyone else think that a 60 foot long bus doing 15MPH over the poste speed is safe? or am I the only one feeling unsafe riding through the new S curves on a bus while the driver is speeding? Metro stated if the posted speed limit sign were white then they would do something about the fact that their drivers were speeding!!!!!

  • Chris W June 7, 2013 (11:46 am)

    Omg, a C line almost hydroplaned off the bridge doing that one day last fall. Particularly terrifying if you are standing and your arms are too short to hang on where you happen to be standing. Metro never replied to my complaint.

  • East Coast Cynic June 7, 2013 (12:33 pm)

    I’m wondering if pressure to meet the 15 minute headways has something to do with these buses consistently going over the speed limit?

  • Twobottles June 7, 2013 (1:59 pm)

    White speed limit signs indicate an enforceable speed limit. Yellow signs, which are always less than the white, are adviseries only and thus not enforceable. If you are at or below the white sign speed limit but above the yellow, you are not speeding.

  • derrick June 7, 2013 (5:07 pm)

    people whine when the bus is late, then they whine if the bus goes too fast in order to be on time. How about read a book/whatever on the bus and stop playing backseat driver….

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