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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Does a proposal really help the people, or just score political points? When this trusty standard is applied to Obama's jobs bill and Seattle's car-tabs measure, both flunk the test.READ MORE 28 COMMENTS
Proposition 1 is the kind of measure the writer, an experienced government hand, would ordinarily support. But the uses of the money are too poorly defined to meet the urgent needs for basic street and bridge maintenance.READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
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...but the answers show how essential concentrated urban development is to our health, wealth, and survival as a society. Seattle ought to be leading the way.READ MORE 28 COMMENTS
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Particularly in the rural West, where the driving is fast, roadkill has become just another tumbleweed on the side of our roads. One writer takes a closer look and comes away driving more slowly.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
In with Metro's new $20 vehicle license renewal fee, out with Seattle's old ride free area downtown.READ MORE 16 COMMENTS
An international conference in Seattle gathers ideas about how roads and the environment interact. One big takeaway: pay more attention to the needs of wildlife to cross the mighty web of roadways.READ MORE 12 COMMENTS
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Tim Egan: Death of a cyclist in Seattle
Even as commuting in cities changes, it's still an act of faith to get on a bike.
The state of Seattle streets
"A new Seattle Department of Transportation report has found that about 36 percent of the city's 1,574 lane miles of arterial streets were in some stage of poor condition last year - and 10.2 percent of those heavily trafficked streets were in 'seriously poor or failed condition.'"
Spokane area breathes sigh of relief at end of I-90's 19-hour emergency closure
A motorist's spotting of a small leak from a truck led to major problems, traffic detours and crews in moon suits.
Second Ave crash kills woman cyclist
A truck was making a left turn, just the type of accident a planned new protected bike lane is designed to prevent.
Seattle 7th for walk, transit among large bike-friendly cities
The Emerald City? San Francisco, D.C., Boston, New York City and, egh, Portland, all beat us out for their transit and walking infrastructure.
Reminder: Highway 99 closed until Wednesday
The closure, which will run from Mercer to Aloha streets, is expected to cause huge delays. Metro is advising riders to use alternate routes.
Overloaded ferry forced to turn back
Passengers were asked to get off the boat but not enough people, many heading from Bremerton to a Seattle Seahawks exhibition game, volunteered after ferry workers mistakenly allowed too many walk-ons. State troopers ordered several hundred more off the Cathlamet.
Reduced fare will be offered to low-income public transit users
King County Metro announced that, since Metro fares have been raised "five times" since 2008, a reduced, $1.50 fare will be made available to low-income bus riders by March of 2015.
Most transit projects should be done as quickly as a century ago
Planning for a new project in Los Angeles, set to open in 2020, began in 2004. An almost identical project, opened in 1925, took about two and a half years from start to finish.
Sound Transit to use eminent domain to relocate stores
Businesses received notice that they’ll be forced to move to make way for Sound Transit’s light-rail construction.
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