January 20th, 2007


Do you take bus 272 to Bellevue? IMPORTANT

Metro is proposing to drop the 5pm UW->Bellevue trip from bus route 272, meaning during the quarter, you'd have to leave UW, leaving late afternoon trips only at 3:30, 4:40, or 5:30. If you ride the 272 you know this is a decently busy bus -- even though they've already arranged the schedule to make it difficult for anyone who works full-time in the U District to use -- that travels through older neighborhoods, apartments, and student-inhabited areas of Belleuve near BCC. Removing the trip that leaves UW when most staff get off work could have negative impact on ridership levels, meaning convenient morning routes might end up in danger.

Don't let Metro reduce bus service to the UW!

Metro has only provided a few days notice about the comment period for this potential change! If you have an opinion, please take a few minutes to contact Metro. You can help by:

  • Filling out the questionnaire online at http://transit.metrokc.gov

  • Email comments to barbara.demichele@metrokc.gov

  • Calling Metro at 206-684-1146 and leaving a message

  • Sending a letter to: King Country Dept of Transportation; Community Relations & Communications; KSC-TR-0824; 201 S Jackson St; Seattle, WA 98104

  • Attending a drop-in open house at:

    • Tues Jan 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Lake WA School District Admin Bldg, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond

    • Thurs, Jan 25, 5:30-7:30pm at Kirkland Sr Center Foyer, 352 Kirkland Ave Kirkland

  • Visit a Transit Information table at:

    • Sat, Jan 27, 10am-1pm, Duvall Safeway & Drug, Duvall

    • Sat, Jan 27, noon-3pm, Crossroads Mall Market Stage, NE 8th & 156th in Bellevue

where do I go from here?

Queer Women's Book Club

To all queer women and literature lovers,

I am helping to organize a Queer Women's Book Club. We will most likely read a mix of fiction and non-fiction by queer authors or with queer themes, but that may change depending on the interests of the group. Our first meeting (to decide upon a few books, pick a regular time/place, and discuss other logistics) will be on Wednesday, January 24th at 5 pm. Email me at drum.hound@gmail.com for the location.
You can also join the mailing list:

There is also a Queer Men's Book Club being organized via the CampusQ mailing list.