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Transportation

The Urbanist’s Ryan Packer Discusses Worsening Traffic Safety Crisis on KUOW

The pedestrian safety crisis has been worsening in Washington State and across the United States, even as most other industrialized nations have taken strides...

Buses Slowed by Traffic As King County Focuses on Fleet Turnover

When the King County Council unanimously approved its gigantic $16.2 billion dollar 2023-2024 budget in mid-November, there was a broad consensus on the council...

Alex Pedersen Raids Transit Funding for Bridge Maintenance Dollars

Seattle is poised to divert a major funding source away from public transit and into general transportation maintenance, thanks to an amendment put forward...

Planes, Trains, and the Only True Thanksgiving Movie

The holiday is a Chicago kind of event It is Black Friday in America. For those of us avoiding the mall like it’s our racist...

Council Returns Parking Enforcement to SPD, Abrogates 80 Vacant Cop Positions

Facing pressure from the Harrell administration, the Seattle City Council voted to move parking enforcement back to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) after a...

Transit Trouble is Brewing in Tacoma

Planned transit bypasses downtown and threatens investments across the city. It is not too late for a reset. By virtually all metrics, a 15-minute...

MLK Jr Way Bike Lane Project Pushed Back, Another Delay in South Seattle

Late Friday afternoon, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced that construction will not start on a protected bike lane, sidewalk, and intersection improvement...

Dear Council: Make Safe Streets a Priority and Keep Parking Enforcement In SDOT

Seattle is nearing its final 2023-2024 budget and some big decisions are still in flux. The Mayor’s budget puts parking enforcement back in the...