Ballot Measures

Riders board the RapidRide E, which gets a big boost from the STBD, on Third Avenue in Downtown Seattle. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Call to Action: Save Transit, Contact Seattle Council to Double STBD Funding

The Seattle City Council will decide the fate of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) on July 27th. The Urbanist has partnered with Seattle...

King County Council Shelves Transit Ballot Measure Plans Amid Coronavirus Worries

King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci announced yesterday that the County would not be advancing plans to run a transit package ballot measure in...

King County Unveils Concepts for Ballot Measure Focused on Regional Bus Service

The King County Council unveiled some transit investment concepts for a countywide ballot measure at its full council meeting yesterday. The measure could jumpstart...
A long line of riders wait to board a Route 8 bus at Denny and Westlake. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Judge Grants I-976 Injunction, Pausing Transit Cuts

King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson granted an injunction on Initiative 976 this morning, pausing 175,000 hours worth of transit service cuts in...

Following the Money: The Case of Prop CC and I-976

It is often said in American society that money talks, and this statement often seems doubly true when applied to politics. So what does...
The Move All Seattle Sustainably (MASS) coalition is fighting to stop the I-976 cuts. (Seattle Subway)

Call to Action: Tell Your State Legislators to Fund Transit and Backfill I-976 Cuts

Today, Seattle Subway launched a campaign to pressure state legislators to fund transit and undo the damage that Tim Eyman did by passing “$30...

Urbanist Hopes for 2019

Team Urbanism took some lumps in 2018, but there's plenty of opportunities to turn the tables and advance the cause in 2019. Our writers...

Forward Thrust Part 4: Carrying Forward Thrust’s Ambition Into 2018 and Beyond

The 1968 and 1970 Forward Thrust campaign was a slate of 13 ballot initiatives, put before voters in Seattle and King County to correct...