TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Back-to-school (etc.) Monday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

6:59 AM: Good morning! School is back in session starting today.

No current incidents, but we have these transit notes:

STATE FERRIES: The winter schedule is now in effect.

SOUND TRANSIT: If you use light rail, note that 2+ months of construction-related changes have just begun – info here.

7 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Back-to-school (etc.) Monday watch"

  • DAFFY January 6, 2020 (8:35 am)

    Note that there is a temporary ferry schedule for two weeks for Seattle/Bainbridge and Seattle/Bremerton: Jan. 4 – 20, 2020.

    • WSB January 6, 2020 (9:16 am)

      We usually confine our ferry mentions to the Triangle Route, so that’s why I didn’t include that, but thanks.

  • Matt P January 6, 2020 (9:34 am)

    Holidays are over and normal traffic is back. Easy to see that the 99 bus lane does nothing good for anyone.

    • newnative January 6, 2020 (11:26 am)

      I left the house late and was pleasantly surprised I got to work earlier than usual. The bus lane seems to work for some of us. 

      • East Coast Cynic January 6, 2020 (1:20 pm)

        Monday’s, like Friday’s, are a little lighter in car traffic than the middle of the week.  Look for Tuesday to be a reset to reality.

      • Kyle January 6, 2020 (3:05 pm)

        Bus lanes work if the speed of the buses is greater than the speed of the cars in the general purpose lanes next to them. The half mile bus lane on 99 does not work, as both cars and buses go the same speed during that section of road, because it creates an artificial bottleneck further upstream in the system. You only got to work earlier because traffic was lighter. We need smart bus lane placement at places where there actually are bottlenecks (approaching traffic signals, etc.)

  • mk January 6, 2020 (4:00 pm)

    Turn on your lights or make sure they are on during days like this. 

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