Transportation

Mayor of Montlake

At a Town Hall in a bulldozer's path, Mike McGinn finds some new friends who like to see him standing up to the region, the state, and the City Council when it comes to another viaduct project.

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

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

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.

NEW YORK TIMES
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