King County Metro Transit crews will be rebuilding the overhead electric trolley bus wires on the University Bridge during the next two weekends, and while the bridge will stay open to vehicle traffic, the drawbridge will not open to tall marine vessels from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 12, to 8 a.m. Sunday, July 13.
King County Metro Transit bus routes will operate with a Sunday schedule Friday, July 4, for Independence Day, and many routes will be redirected around community celebrations in the county. Changes also are in store for the South Lake Union Streetcar and water taxis.
The summer travel season is upon us and, according to AAA Washington, the average price of regular gasoline in the Seattle metro area hit $3.99 a gallon this week, up a nickel from last month. AAA also cautions that turmoil in Iraq could cause further gas price increases in coming months.