The new roof going in a King Street station. The green tiles are the new ones
- The UW Regents approved construction for the Husky Stadium station. Construction on the U-Link extension to Link will start in January or February.
- Metro isn’t the only transit agency with funding problems. MTA, the agency that runs the NYC subway and commuter rail in the New York area, will get a 50% fare hike on the subway (from $2 to $3) along with hikes elsewhere and some pretty serious service cuts.
- The price of oil is in free fall, with a barrel of crude below $50, a decline of about two-thirds from a peak of $147 in June. The change is showing up a the pump, too; I saw $2.05 a gallon gas in West Seattle.
- People are getting really worked up about the possibility of paying for parking. Come on, people! Ride the bus already.