Streetcar

The Husky Stadium pedestrian bridge rendered with an elevated tram line next to it.

Mangan: Build a Sand Point Way Streetcar and Unlock Transit-Oriented Development in Northeast Seattle

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A tram line along Sand Point Way could speed up transit connections in Northeast Seattle and loosen the apartment bans blanketing much of the...

Sound Transit Temporarily Cutting Back Link Services in Response to Ill Staff

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Sound Transit is running up against staffing challenges due to the pandemic, which has led the agency to temporarily cut back light rail and...

Metro Fares Are Back In October With Covid-Safe Features, Mixed Bag Budget Changes Ahead

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Fares are coming back to King County Metro buses in October. The agency has been busy putting September service changes into effect and rolling...

Sound Transit Shores Up Tacoma Link Budget and Receives TOD Code Grant

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Sound Transit has allocated additional funding to the Tacoma Link extension project to shore up the budget. Costs have primarily risen from unforeseen right-of-way...

The Streetcar Symphony

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Nothing stops the chorus of a city’s urban dance than a parking garage or surface lot. In the booming age of Seattle’s downtown core,...
Seattle City Hall and the colorful fence for Civic Square pit. (Photo by author)

Ridehailing Fee and Megablock Proceeds Fund Infrastructure Boost in 2020 Budget

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The Seattle City Council passed next year's budget Monday and added a flurry of amendments making the Mayor's budget more progressive and heed advocates...

Mayor Durkan Unveils Plan to Boost Ridehailing Fee to 75 Cents to Fund Streetcar,...

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Yesterday Mayor Jenny Durkan revealed her plan to increase Seattle's ridehailing fee by 51 cents per ride and direct the first five years of...

City Council Funds Continued Work on Downtown Streetcar with Herbold Dissenting

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council voted 6-1 in favor of a $9 million appropriation to continue work on the Center City Connector streetcar,...