Transportation

Transportation

Legislature struggling with transportation deal

The 47 Washington House's minority Republicans might have the votes to stop implementation of a large part of a transportation package financed by an 11.9-cents…

Transportation plan nears final votes

An 11.9-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase is a key part of a 16-year, $16.1 billion transportation project package. The plan is headed to the Washington Senate…

Inslee compromises to get transportation projects deal

Gov. Jay Inslee dropped his push for a low-carbon fuel standards Sunday morning in order to get a $15 billion, 16-year transportation projects package. The…

Inslee, GOP offer compromises on transportation

Gov. Jay Inslee has offered to delay installing low-carbon standards for motor fuels by three years in order to resolve the last major dispute on…

Voters can expect all $930 million of Move Seattle next fall

For all the talk of dramatic amendments from Councilmember Nick Licata, the largest property tax levy in Seattle history, a transportation funding package, emerged relatively…

Debating tricky transpo questions at Community Idea Lab

We learned a lot from the presentations and discussions on Wednesday night at Crosscut's third Community Idea Lab (this one on transportation). Perhaps the biggest…

Murray boasts about Metro Transit upgrades

When it comes to revamping King County Metro’s bus service in Seattle, Mayor Ed Murray has a plan – and it all hinges on extra…

Quick recap from last night’s Community Idea Lab on transportation

How perfectly ironic that one of the first tweets about last night's Community Idea Lab was inspired by traffic on I-90. Tweeter Pat Dunn and…

How Puget Sound’s past shapes its transportation future

You think you’ve got a better idea for getting around town? If so, you’re part of a long tradition of Seattleites reinventing how to move…

Guest Opinion: For U.S. cities, a way out of transportation troubles

In 1999, I stepped into my first community meeting in a small, windowless church in Oakland, California. My fellow city staff and I were there…

How the council might change Murray’s Move Seattle plan

Seattle City Council members introduced 10 amendments Tuesday to revise Mayor Ed Murray’s historically large $930 million Move Seattle property tax levy to fund transportation.…

Move Seattle’s pricetag was raised by $30 million. Was it justified?

Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle Department of Transportation feel good about the size of the $930 million Move Seattle transportation levy. Their confidence is…

Puget Sound’s transportation future: Some key considerations

The Puget Sound's transportation problems abound, but possible fixes remain unresolved. As planners and civic leaders sit down to develop long-term plans, the question of…

Guest Opinion: Where is the region’s viable and sustainable transportation plan?

According to the long-range transportation plan for the region, in 2040 the Puget Sound area will have built light rail lines from Everett to Tacoma and from…

Should Arctic drilling opponents take on Shell, or our own craving for crude?

Ok, admit it — you’re a little queasy about the recent “Paddle in Seattle” protests against Shell. It’s not that you questioned their cause: the…

The Solowheel: Transportation solution or Segway sequel?

Ted McDonald glides up to Seattle’s Solowheel headquarters on his tiny electric “unicycle,” gracefully slows, steps off and picks up the 25 pound wheel with one…

Council hesitates about costs of promised low-income car tab rebate

When Seattle voters approved Proposition 1 to increase bus service, they agreed to a $60 increase in the price of car tabs. To balance concerns…

Puget Sound drivers: What will make you get out of your car?

One of the proposed solutions to Seattle’s innumerable transportation problems: Spend money and lots of it. In early May, Mayor Ed Murray raised his (already…

Bertha’s tunneling likely delayed past August

Last March, the tunnel contractor Seattle Tunnel Partners introduced an “aggressive” schedule for repairing the tunnel-boring machine Bertha. Now it appears STP was probably a…

Guest Opinion: Transportation spending plan is backward

If Washington legislators are going to ask taxpayers to spend more money on transportation, they should do so responsibly. But both of the state Legislature’s…

City and Port politics maintain collision course over Shell

Washington is the only state in the country that elects its port commissioners. So when an audience member at Tuesday’s public port commissioner meeting — focused…

In the who-broke-Bertha contest, score one for STP

On days like today we get a pinhole view into just how complicated the post-Bertha dispute resolution could be. In a recent decision, the tunnel…

Massive transportation levy grows bigger

Mayor Ed Murray introduced a revised version of his Move Seattle transportation levy Wednesday morning, attaching a new price tag of $930 million. That's up just…

New York City: Inspiration for a quicker, smarter Seattle?

If Seattle is going to make dramatic innovations in transportation, the city may need to act fast. That was the big message when one of the…

With an eye on labor, council goes green

When members of a city council committee unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday condemning the Port of Seattle’s two-year lease to host Arctic oil drilling equipment…

Legislature struggling with transportation deal

The 47 Washington House's minority Republicans might have the votes to stop implementation of a large part of a transportation package financed by an 11.9-cents…

Transportation plan nears final votes

An 11.9-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax increase is a key part of a 16-year, $16.1 billion transportation project package. The plan is headed to the Washington Senate…