Transportation

Playing chicken with Metro buses

The bus system threatens to make big cuts, including on popular Seattle routes, if it doesn't get relief in the form of a surcharge on car-license tabs. Suburban members of the County Council balk at helping more transit-friendly parts of the county. Meanwhile, the city is threatening to put its own big ask to the voters for transit on the same November ballot.

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

A sitdown about our traffic woes

The region's top transportation writer, Mike Lindblom, talks online about Seattle's hideous traffic troubles. 

SEATTLE TIMES

8 writers race to test transportation options

Eight writers from The Stranger raced across town during rush hour using eight different modes of transportation.

STRANGER (SEATTLE)

Pronto! funding: Alaska Airlines, state cover much of the initial cost

Discounts? They may be hard to access. 

PUBLICOLA

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.

BIKE PORTLAND

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?

SEATTLE TIMES

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. 

SEATTLE TIMES

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. 

NEW YORK TIMES

'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. 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

King County prepares for bus cuts

"We wish we were not doing this," said King County Metro's general manager, Kevin Desmond. 

KUOW-FM

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. 

KING5.COM
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