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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Metro Transit routes on the chopping block

Tonight is the deadline. The outcome of Proposition 1 votes will make or break transit commuting.

WEST SEATTLE BLOG

Metro's Prop 1 addresses transportation dispute

Transit Riders Union and mulitple residential passengers stress the increasing fares and bus route cuts. 

KUOW-FM

Seattle rideshares put $400,000+ into repealing city council rules

The companies are collecting signatures for a referendum that would repeal rules regulating Seattle's rideshare industry set by the City Council this winter.

SEATTLE TIMES

How tolled lanes make progressives, libertarians happy while dinging the middle class

Both ends of the political spectrum seen gains, but do the lanes really accomplish their supposed functions? One project outside Seattle only brings a third of its projected revenue.

WEEKLY STANDARD

School bus cuts means more teens on Metro

Seattle Youth Commission stresses the situation that more cuts make it difficult for students who exclusively commute via bus.

SLOG (THE STRANGER)

Search ship hears a ping in search for plane's black box

There is also some floating debris in the general area, but authorities cautioned against assuming the sound is from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

NEW YORK TIMES

Many images of missing Malaysia Airlines plane are on the web

Plane spotters — yes, there are many people who passionately photograph planes taking off and landing around the globe — are left to wonder with the rest of us about how a plane just disappears.

CNN

Transit boom? Get real

We need to face facts -- we use cars for almost all our travels -- and figure out how to let people make smarter choices about how they get around.

WASHINGTON POST

Malaysia Airlines passed on computer upgrade that would have tracked flight

Advanced tracking of data was easily and cheaply available but it's not required for airlines except when flying the North Atlantic.

WASHINGTON POST

Australia checks 2 floating objects to see if they are from missing plane

Planes were sent to a remote part of the Indian Ocean after satellites spotted two large objects.

SEATTLE TIMES
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