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More of these, please!

It appears that the new sign designs have gone live. I spotted this, sans disclaimer, at a stop near the airport:

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Somewhere on International Blvd…

I guess they didn’t need to use the airport icon on this one, since the airport is across the street. I’m wondering, though: Is there an icon for trife (or at least some sort of warning icon) to put next to the 174?

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Transportation safety

Safety first!In my last post, I mentioned that Bus Nerd recently (last weekend, in fact) took a trip to Chicago. As is our custom, I “saw him off” by accompanying him on the bus ride to the airport. Unfortunately, Bus Nerd’s departing flight left at 11:30 PM, which meant, of course, that I’d miss the last 194 and would be returning home–after dark, no less–on its ugly steproute, the 174.

It’s not like me to be skittish about riding at night (I happen to love it, as long as …

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Another route comparison

The 174, known to some as the 194′s ugly steproute, is the 358′s southern cousin.

Note that each of these cousin routes has, on average, far more trife than the 7 (for that matter, than the 7 and the 550 combined). In fact, I can’t think of another route that comes close to their level.

Can you?

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194 – 20 = a very long ride

Transit Now improvements or no, if you need to get downtown from SeaTac after 7:30 PM on a Sunday, you won’t be riding the 194. Prepare instead, my friends, to creep downtown on its ugly steproute, a bus that someone, somewhere, must enjoy riding.

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