- Associated Press - Sunday, May 3, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - Commuters will get some relief this fall when King County Metro Transit buys new buses and adds trips on 50 routes.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/1bOOa5F ) that King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the bus plan on Friday.

They said that surging regional sales-tax income, low diesel prices, belt-tightening and state grants have freed up enough cash to buy buses and provide more trips.

The service upgrades will include four routes on the 520 bridge and five across the I-90 bridge.

Metro General Manager Kevin Desmond says the region is booming and the economy is stronger than they predicted a year ago. He says they’re responding to the current demand for service.


Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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