Transportation

Transportation

The downtown bicycle revival circus

I'm about to confess to a guilty pleasure. For a number of years I lived in the northwest sector of Seattle. To get to my…

Ed Murray’s transportation plan: Is everybody happy?

Using the backdrop of a noisy Market Street in Ballard, Mayor Ed Murray launched Seattle's new transportation vision, Move Seattle. The Seattle Department of Transportation program…

Senate puts transportation into higher gear

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen ruled Monday that the Washington Senate's new internal procedural rule to require a two-thirds majority to pass any new taxes is…

Democrats stall a Senate transportation package

It was a desperate last-gasp parliamentary trick. No one knew if it would work. In fact, no one knows yet if Democratic Sen. Annette Cleveland's…

The oil trains and the cities: How safe?

They gathered at dusk at the King Street Station with the words “No Exploding Oil Trains” projected on the station’s clock tower. Some held signs…

Some transportation votes close in Senate

Parts of a long-delayed Washington Senate transportation package will likely show up on the chamber's floor in a few days. The question is how many…

Olympia this week: The transportation question

The big question this coming week is whether something will happen: Will the Washington Senate leadership put a transportation package to a vote? Outside of…

Commentary: Smart choices on transportation money?

There has been much ink devoted to the challenges we face in the Puget Sound Region due to rapid population growth. Seattle itself is considered the…

Transportation plan barrels past quarrels

The "poison pill" stays in. The Columbia River Crossing bridge in Vancouver still stays out. And a solid Democrat-Republican split exists on the compromise Washington…

‘Poison pill’ in gas tax plan worry enviros

Some environmental groups objected to a "poison pill" that could hurt state funding for transit. Other people at a hearing on a proposed state transportation…

Senators reach bipartisan transportation deal

It took 22 months to gestate. But a bipartisan $15.1 billion Washington Senate transportation package with an 11.7-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike was unveiled Thursday. Now…

Seattle’s new plan to eliminate traffic deaths

Seattle officials launched a new program today to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries in the city by 2030. Vision Zero — a collaboration…

Should oil trains’ schedules be public knowledge?

Should the public know when oil trains come through and what type of oil they are carrying? That question was debated Tuesday at a Washington…

King County Metro’s bathroom reform: Constipated or incompetent?

On a drizzly weekend evening a few days before Christmas, a Metro driver stepped into the newly installed port-a-potty on South Myrtle Street. Muffled sounds…

Environmentalists hope Port reconsiders oil-related lease

The day after a coalition of state and national environmental organizations vowed to stop Seattle from becoming the home port for Shell's Arctic drilling rigs,…