Transportation

Shoreline Touts Infrastructure Investments Under Construction Near 148th Street Station

When Shoreline's south light rail station opens on August 30, two major projects intended to connect riders to the station will still be under construction. They will boost station connectivity once open.

Op-Ed: Cross-Lake Service Needs More Emphasis in East Link Bus Restructure

Ahead of the full opening of East Link light rail, King County Metro and Sound Transit have queued up a bus restructure for the Eastside, but they have planned insufficient cross-lake service to replace the deleted Route 271. Frequencies crater in the evening, which will leave riders in the lurch.
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Affordable U District Tower Will Be Seattle’s Tallest Mass Timber Building

The Low Income Housing Institute won the bid to develop Sound Transit's surplus site near U District Station. The project will bring 160 affordable homes in a 12-story tower that is slated to be the state's tallest mass timber building.
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Metro Adding Hydrogen Buses, Auditor Casts Doubt on Fleet Electrification Strategy

King County Metro unveiled plans to test out hydrogen-powered buses by 2026. The news comes on the heels of a King County Auditor report casting doubt on Metro's plans to rely heavily on battery buses to meets its goal of a fully electric fleet by 2035.

Transportation Levy Amendments Would Fund Missing Link, Ballard Avenue, and More

Seattle councilmembers are seeking to amend the $1.55 billion transportation levy proposal in a number of ways, including boosting sidewalk repair funds, closing a few gaps in protected bike routes, and further revamping the Ballard Avenue cafe street. Council will discuss amendments Tuesday in committee.

Sunday Video: How To Retrofit Stroads in the Suburbs

America's suburbs are a land filled with stroads -- street/road hybrids that are expensive to build and dangerous to use. Some communities want more...

Op-Ed: Key Takeaways from Seattle Greenways’ Building Great Streets Event

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways hosted a Town Hall Seattle event on building great streets featuring two leading practitioners. Check out the video and synopsis.

Sounder’s South Line Could Get Frequency Boost Sooner in Program Reset

South Sounder riders could see more midday and weekday trips under a program reset. Sound Transit staff are recommending postponing pre-pandemic priorities for longer platforms and trains and accelerating investments in more trips and extended span of service.