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Passengers' ability to use the ORCA card could provide a boost. But one expert wonders if the service should be seasonal, as is common with passenger-only boats.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Tim Eyman and company claim they just want to help the poor folks who can't afford higher tolls at rush hour. Don't believe them.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
The upcoming election is a reminder that corporate checkbooks and conventional thinking are not going to get us out of worsening messes.READ MORE 13 COMMENTS
Other cities, including Kirkland and San Francisco, are encouraging people to get out of cars and onto scooters and motorcycles. Seattle is mired in process on the question.READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
The city has edged out Portland, long the leader, by focusing on building bike lanes separated from auto traffic. Such lanes bring more women and older folks into the cycling revolution.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Seattle's Proposition 1 doesn't look all that attractive (does anyone really want to vote for something that says "fee increase" in the ballot title?). But here's how a density and transit advocate decided to vote yes.READ MORE 18 COMMENTS
A recent disruption in ferry service to the San Juan Islands illuminated just how close Washington's ferry system is to the edge. Can a new government task force resuscitate the struggling system?READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
Proposition 1 has taken its share of criticism, and it's not perfect. But voting against would be perfectly wrong for a city that wants to compete economically in the country and the world.READ MORE 20 COMMENTS
New data, relevant to tonight's Road Safety Summit at City Hall, suggest elderly pedestrians are being mowed down more than cyclists. The data indicates police ought to focus more on drivers who fail to yield to walkers and bikers. And we're not making much progress in reducing auto traffic.READ MORE 29 COMMENTS
Bellevue Square redeveloper Kemper Freeman Jr. found the perfect partner and issue for quietly advancing his anti-rail agenda.READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
Initiatives do more harm than good, so they deserve close scrutiny. Only one passes muster with this writer.READ MORE 32 COMMENTS
The secret to urban success, says Ron Sims, is regional coherence. How do you achieve that? Leadership. But where does that come from, and how does it work? History offers some examples.READ MORE 19 COMMENTS
Community Transit, serving north of Seattle, has made the smart move of buying sleek double-decker commuter buses. The ride is thrilling, and the views are stunning.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
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A sitdown about our traffic woes
The region's top transportation writer, Mike Lindblom, talks online about Seattle's hideous traffic troubles.
8 writers race to test transportation options
Eight writers from The Stranger raced across town during rush hour using eight different modes of transportation.
Pronto! funding: Alaska Airlines, state cover much of the initial cost
Discounts? They may be hard to access.
Road diets are cutting bicycle accidents in Portland
For a small investment in cutting roads from four to three lanes, the city is getting a big return.
Danny Westneat: SLUT continues to take money away from other transit
Is there a lesson for the city's plans to build a network of streetcars?
Push for Ballard-West Seattle monorail line revived
"There's nothin' on earth like a genuine, bone fide, electrified, [West Seattle] monorail!" If passed, a measure surfacing on your upcoming Nov. 4th ballot would plan for a monorail line between West Seattle and Ballard.
After cyclists run down two joggers, New York looks more closely at Central Park's mix
The accidents in the Olmsted-designed park raise questions about an effort to reduce traffic fatalities that has concentrated on vehicle drivers.
'All flights canceled': Nation starts to recover Chicago flight disruption
A fire set by a contract employee at a suburban flight control facility serving O'Hare and Midway airports means a long Friday for many travelers across the nation.
King County prepares for bus cuts
"We wish we were not doing this," said King County Metro's general manager, Kevin Desmond.
Seattle police begin "cracking down" on cyclist violations
According to King 5 news, Seattle police have been responding to cyclist violations with a "mix of education and enforcement for the past week." Now, it will be all enforcement.
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