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Dec. 30
Questions & answers about the new ORCA card
The ORCA smart card is a regional fare system involving seven transportation agencies. ORCA stands for One Regional Card for All, and is designed to make traveling easier and more convenient. Here are a few basic questions and answers about the ORCA card. 
Dec. 29
Work begins next week on new floating dock for West Seattle water taxi service
Work begins next week on a new dock near Seacrest Park to serve the King County Water Taxi, which will begin year-round operations in April between West Seattle and downtown Seattle. 
Dec. 23
Temporary restriction for traffic turns on Mink Road
The King County Road Services Division is currently making improvements to the intersection of Mink Road Northeast and Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road. During the current phase of construction, motorists are only allowed to make right turns from northbound Mink Road. 
Dec. 19
Vashon water taxi service resumes Monday, Dec. 21
Water taxi service between Vashon Island and Downtown Seattle will resume normal operations on Monday, Dec. 21. 
Dec. 18
South Park Bridge ‘shovel ready’
Federal, state, and King County officials gathered today alongside the crumbling South Park Bridge to mark the completion of the lengthy environmental review needed to replace the bridge. This last step signals that the county is ready to start construction on a new bridge next spring, if federal funding for the project is approved. 
Dec. 14
Holiday schedule for Metro Transit includes full week of reduced service at end of December
King County Metro Transit has several days of reduced service in the coming month, including a full week at the end of December. 
Dec. 13
Metro Transit on watch for possible overnight snowfall
King County Metro Transit is monitoring the weather and preparing for the possibility of snowfall disrupting the Monday morning commute in some areas. The forecast calls for a chance of snow in the county, particularly on the Eastside up until noon Monday. 
Dec. 11
King County transportation crews prep for precipitation
Crews from the King County Road Services Division and King County Metro Transit are watching the forecasts and getting ready for whatever weather may blow in over the weekend and early next week. 
Dec. 3
What to know when riding Metro in 2010
With the new year just around the corner, King County Metro Transit is alerting riders of several changes that will take effect beginning Jan. 1, 2010. Those changes will affect transit fares, pass products and how riders transfer between buses and trains in the region. Beginning Jan. 1, Metro riders will see a 25-cent increase in adult and senior fares. 
Nov. 24
Metro Transit seeks members for Accessible Services Advisory Committee
King County Metro Transit is accepting applications for several vacancies on its Accessible Services Advisory Committee (ASAC). You are invited to apply if you are a King County resident with an interest in providing suggestions for improving public transit for people who are elderly and/or have disabilities. 
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