Freight

BNSF Railways track heading into Downtown Seattle from Interbay. (Credit: Doug Trumm)

Washington’s Draft State Rail Plan Presents Foggy But Promising Future

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Washington's long-awaited draft state rail plan update has been released. Due out in 2019, the draft finally surfaced last week from the Washington State Department...
A snarl of car traffic on 4th Avenue with transit and people biking on the margins. (Photo by Scott Bonjukian)

Skip the Ballot, Seattle Should Enact Road Pricing As a Pilot Program

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What will it take to make congestion pricing a reality in Seattle? Depending on whom you ask, road pricing is either just around the corner,...

New Industrial Lands Committee Could Spark Reform or Add Another Saga to Seattle Process

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Last week, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced she is convening an industrial lands stakeholder group to “guide development of strategies to ensure a strong industrial...

Interbay Industrial Plans Are Squandering Freight Rail Access

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Is Seattle allowing rail to wither on the vine? Northwest of Downtown Seattle, there is a frequently overlooked asset in the fight against climate change....