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
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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
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Push for Ballard-West Seattle monorail line revived
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The accidents in the Olmsted-designed park raise questions about an effort to reduce traffic fatalities that has concentrated on vehicle drivers.
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King County prepares for bus cuts
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Seattle police begin "cracking down" on cyclist violations
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