Transportation

Sunday Video: Can Freight Rail and Passenger Rail Coexist?

Freight rail companies usually don't like to play ball with passenger rail operators in North America and that has severe impacts on the quality...

Kirkland to Study the Future of Pedestrianized Park Lane

In June of 2020, the Kirkland City Council voted to create more space for restaurants and other businesses by closing one block of business-lined...
South Bellevue station

How to Rescue South Bellevue Station from Suburban Asphyxiation

From a transit-oriented development perspective, in the nearly $3.7 billion East Link light rail extension, the most shameful station area, by far, is around...

Transpo Notes: Digital Ads Arriving, Security Incidents Trends, and Pessimistic Service Plans

This Transpo Notes roundup touches on a mix of transit stories, including: New digital advertising screens appearing at Link stations;Security incident trends on Sound Transit;Sound...

Let’s Throw Shade on Aurora Avenue

Street-end plazas would create space for trees, community, and safety on one of Seattle's hottest, and most dangerous, streets for pedestrians. Last week was...

Midweek Video: Can Quality Transit Heal Car-Oriented Suburban Wounds?

Los Angeles was a city built on good transit bones, but somewhere along the way went off the rails with cars and suburbanization. Ray...

Transpo Notes: Delayed Bus and Bike Facilities, Ferry Pylon Strike, and West Seattle/Ballard Study...

This Transpo Notes roundup touches on a mix of transit and bike stories, including: A delayed bus layover project and bike lanes in South Lake...

Seattle Seeks $5 Million Upgrade for Greenwood Signals to Save 1 Minute in Travel...

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) spends millions of dollars per year maintaining and replacing equipment on its traffic signal system, which consists of...