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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.READ MORE 19 COMMENTS
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The old Milwaukee Road tunnel under Snoqualmie Pass, thought to be closed for good, reopens on July 5 to hikers. It's the longest railway tunnel in the country that is a recreational trail. Here's a preview, as well as a review of railroad and cross-Cascades lore.READ MORE 16 COMMENTS
As Balboa Park approaches a key anniversary, the city has been debating how to improve its key cultural center, including whether to ban cars from its central plaza.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
An aggressive redevelopment plan in Stockholm's central district is cutting highways in favor of transit, bike lanes, and green spaces.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
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