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Over the weekend, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews were busy marking twelve blocks of 3rd Avenue "bus only" and adding signs up and down the corridor alerting drivers not to enter between the hours of 6am and 7pm...
On a Thursday evening in early June, at the top floor of King County Metro Transit's building on South Jackson Street, the One Center City advisory group quietly met after a nine-month hiatus. Notice for the meeting had only...
The voter-approved Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) is getting its first big policy reform since the passage of Proposition 1 in 2014. The tax measure was devised as a response to imminent countywide cuts to transit, saving the city...
The news on One Center City has not been very uplifting. The effort to keep Seattle moving during coming transit logjams got a re-brand to "Imagine Seattle," but it appears to still be lacking for bold imagination and timeliness. The...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved the street and alley vacations requested by the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) for its forthcoming $1.7 billion expansion. In the process, they accepted largest public benefits package in Seattle history, and...
Yesterday Mayor Jenny Durkan came out in support of road pricing aimed at decongesting traffic in Downtown Seattle and delayed implementation of key Basic Bike Network elements until 2021. The mayor's announcement comes on the heels of her pausing the...
In case you missed the Friday afternoon news dump, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced she is halting work on the Center City Connector streetcar because of mounting costs, but delay would have a high cost in its own right. Seattle...
In a surprise move, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan halted construction work on the Center City Connector streetcar today. She cited rising costs and an error estimating the cost of streetcar vehicles to justify her pause and reassess move. “There are too...