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

Overloaded ferry forced to turn back

Passengers were asked to get off the boat but not enough people, many heading from Bremerton to a Seattle Seahawks exhibition game, volunteered after ferry workers mistakenly allowed too many walk-ons. State troopers ordered several hundred more off the Cathlamet. 

KITSAP SUN (BREMERTON)

Reduced fare will be offered to low-income public transit users

King County Metro announced that, since Metro fares have been raised "five times" since 2008, a reduced, $1.50 fare will be made available to low-income bus riders by March of 2015.

STRANGER (SEATTLE)

Most transit projects should be done as quickly as a century ago

Planning for a new project in Los Angeles, set to open in 2020, began in 2004. An almost identical project, opened in 1925, took about two and a half years from start to finish. 

THE ATLANTIC CITIES

Sound Transit to use eminent domain to relocate stores

Businesses received notice that they’ll be forced to move to make way for Sound Transit’s light-rail construction.

KOMO NEWS

4 lanes of I-5 South blocked south of Tacoma

Four lanes of Interstate-5 are blocked near the state Route 512 interchange after a truck high-centered on a jersey barrier in the middle of the freeway.

SEATTLE TIMES
SEATTLEPI.COM

Seattle wins Bike Design Project

The Denny, a bicycle with an electric motor, removable handlebars that double as a bike lock and car-style turn signals, was selected for its superior design and will be in stores near you someday soon(ish).

KUOW-FM

Ferries back to normal Saturday

Ferries should be back to schedule on Saturday, said interim head of Washington State Ferries on Thursday.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Traffic alerts as Blue Angels soar

Sections of I-90 will close Thursday through Sunday for Blue Angels practice and Seafair.  

Q13FOX.COM

Seattle-Redmond transit train in the works

By 2023, commuting to the Eastside looks like it will be a bit easier. This week, Sound Transit released an animated video showing what the East Link experience will be like. 

GEEKWIRE

Don't look now: Monorail will be on the ballot again. Really.

A group of activists has collected the signatures to put a small tax measure on the November ballot to pay for studies. Building a new monorail line? That would require another ballot.

SEATTLE TIMES
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