Move Seattle

Bus Lanes Largely Missing in Early Concepts for Route 48 Upgrade

Of the seven frequent bus corridors that the 2015 Move Seattle levy pledged to upgrade, Route 48 between the University District and Mount Baker...
Street sign reading SODO Trail

SDOT Proposes Assembling Funds to Get Closer to Move Seattle Levy’s Multimodal Promises

When voters approved Seattle's nine-year transportation levy in 2015, they were choosing whether the city should invest in a very specific list of transportation...

2021 Budget Takes Another Bite Out of RapidRide Program

Back in 2018, we reported that Mayor Durkan's "Move Seattle Reset" had cut Route 40, Route 44, and Route 48 from RapidRide plans, instead...
A dog is leashed to a bench next to a busy bike rack and row of newspaper machines as a Route 40 bus approaches.

SDOT Adds a Bit More Transit Priority in Updated Route 40 and 44 Designs

As a part of Seattle's voter-approved $930 million Move Seattle Levy, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been planning design updates to Routes...

Route 40: From Workhorse to Racehorse?

King County Metro's third busiest bus route doesn't have fancy RapidRide branding. You'll often see it (sometimes represented by some of the oldest buses...

Rapidride J Aims to Double Route 70 Ridership

Route 70 is not a bus that riders are thrilled to ride--it's crowded and often stuck in traffic in South Lake Union. But there's...
Route 44 heads through downtown Ballard on Market Street on a fall evening. (Photo by Doug Trumm))

Route 44 Upgrade Pursues Elusive High-Quality Crosstown Service

Route 44 is a workhorse, but it's far from a racehorse. 9,300 daily riders pack themselves into the lumbering beast of burden and suffer...

Help Decide How Route 70 Becomes RapidRide J

Route 70 is not among Seattle's speedier buses, but that could change. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is studying how to improve the route,...