Streetcar

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,...

Committee Greenlights $9 Million to Continue Center City Streetcar Project

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Last week the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) requested $9 million to keep the Center City Connector streetcar project moving. Yesterday, the Council's transportation...

Where City Council Candidates Stand on the Seattle Streetcar

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We asked Seattle City Council candidates to fill out a questionnaire before meeting with The Urbanist Election Board as we decided which candidate to endorse in...

As Streetcar Ridership Grows, SDOT Requests $9 Million for Connector Work

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On Tuesday, the Seattle City Council's transportation committee will consider a proposal to continue work on the Center City Connector by authorizing $9 million...
A proposed new cruise terminal at South King Street could bring thousands of passengers to the nearby streetcar station at Occidental Square. (Paige Malott)

New Cruise Terminal Shores Up Opportunity for Streetcar

The Port of Seattle is planning a new cruise terminal at South King Street, just steps away from the Occidental Square streetcar station and...