Transit

A yellow sign with a wheelchair on it indicates the people rolling are to use the gutter after the sidewalk ends. They did paint a stripe along the gutter at least.

Op-ed: Why We Can’t Support a Transportation Package that Leaves Us Behind

For Cody Shane, getting out of Chewelah can be a challenge. While he can bike around his hometown, Cody Shane can’t drive, and the...
Joe Biden in a blue collar behind a lectern with Biden for President on it.

Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Big, but Not Big Enough to Revolutionize Housing, Rail, and...

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President Joe Biden released his much anticipated $2.25 trillion dollar jobs and infrastructure plan today. Republican congressional leaders were quick to brand it as...
Construction workers and heavy equipment at the light rail station near Microsoft's Redmond headquarters.

Shelving Parking Plans Would Help Keep ST3 Transit on Schedule

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Parking is a huge billion-dollar capital outlay in Sound Transit's capital expansion program. Delaying construction of parking as part of new transit projects could...

SDOT Proposes Route 20 to Improve Northgate Restructure and Boosts West Seattle Service with...

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Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) shared planned September service changes to the City's bus network once the new Seattle Transportation Benefit...

Meetup Video: March 2021 with WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar

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https://youtu.be/fhIPaQoJk7U This month, Roger Millar was the guest speaker at The Urbanist's regular meetup. Millar is Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation. He...
A light rail guideway rises on the edge of a freeway trench at the 130th Street overpass.

Draft Plan Inches Toward Modest Upzones around 130th and 148th Street Link Stations

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Urbanists have been hoping that arrival of light rail to North Seattle would transform single-family sprawl oriented around I-5 and a 160-acre publicly-owned golf...

Mayor Durkan ‘Pivots’ from Road Pricing to Electrification Blueprint

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In 2018, Mayor Jenny Durkan made a splash by embracing the idea of enacting downtown cordon tolling to reduce car congestion, pledging to realize...

SDOT Stresses Maintenance in Spending Plan for $20 Car Tab Fee

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Details of how a new $20 vehicle licensing fee (VLF) in Seattle that could raise $7.2 million per year would be used for transportation...