The Game Changers

Seattle's Marine Transit Evolves as the Population Booms

From high-speed commuter boats to the future of hybrid-electric ferries.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Hiker's Guide

Get Your Spring Mountain Fix, No Car Required

Metro's Trailhead Direct, a shuttle between the Seattle area and the Cascade foothills, returns April 20 with an expanded service area.

04/12/2019 By Philip Kiefer

One-Sentence Stories

Sweet Sun, Global Ichiro Fandom, and Busmageddon

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

03/22/2019 By Haley Gray

Busmageddon?

Your Bus Is About to Get Kicked Out of the Transit Tunnel. Here's How to Deal.

Your downtown bus route is about to change, and other public transit shakeups explained.

03/12/2019 By Haley Gray Edited by Jaime Archer

One-Sentence Stories

Schultz's Voting Record, E-Bikes, and Krakens

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

02/22/2019 By Anne Dennon

The Seattle Squeeze

Rides on King County Water Taxi Tripled Last Week

West Seattle commuters are discovering that there's a thing called a water taxi, and it is good.

01/25/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

How Seattle Grapples with Snow

Our climate may not be prone to blizzards, but mere inches of the white stuff can paralyze Seattle. Here’s what the city does to keep up.

11/20/2018 By Jaime Archer

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: King County Democrats, Metro, More Sinclair

Your local politics morning digest.

04/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

I'm New Here

How to Be Carless in Seattle

Car and bike shares, public transit, and—gasp—jaywalking around town.

08/20/2015 By Allison Williams

One Question

One Question for Metro Head Kevin Desmond

One question about Metro's financial status for Metro GM Kevin Desmond.

10/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Power Lines

Prop 1 Could Save King County Metro But Hurt Future Funding

Seattle’s thumbing its nose at Olympia on bus funding by putting Prop 1 on the ballot in November. Will this go-it-alone gambit to preserve transit backfire and ultimately dry up future funding from the state?

10/01/2014 By Josh Feit

Quote Unquote

Metro Bus Driver Theresa Tobin, In Her Own Words

As King County Metro faces budget cuts, an 18-year veteran bus driver has her eyes on the road ahead.

09/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Light Rail, P-Patches, and Buses

Today's picks for civic nerds.

08/12/2014 By Kristen Farnam

City

Extra Fizz: SPD Gets Religion, Metro Service, a Brief Council Absence, and Oil Train Verification

Extra Fizz featuring SPD, Metro low-income fares, oil trains, and Tim Burgess' brief health-related council hiatus.

07/25/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Election 2014

Here Are the Routes that Are Going to Be Cut No Matter How You Vote

The bus routes, including several in Seattle, that are slated for cuts in September—two months before the big November Metro vote.

07/21/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Seattle Flirts with a Cut Your Nose to Spite Your Face Transportation Policy

In a guest op/ed, the Downtown Seattle Association's Jon Scholes argues that two Metro funding proposals are "misguided."

05/21/2014 By Jon Scholes

City Hall

Friday Jolt: Metro Property Tax Supporters Likely to Drop Initiative, Back Murray Plan

PubliCola hears that supporters of a property-tax initiative to fund Seattle-only Metro service will drop their proposal to support a non-property-tax option backed by Mayor Ed Murray.

05/09/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

Metro Head: Seattle-Only Bus Plan Would Stiff Suburbs

King County Metro director Desmond says while Metro will do whatever it can to reduce cuts, a proposed Seattle-only initiative would stiff the suburbs.

04/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Transportation

"Friends of Transit" Plan Would Fund Bus Service for Routes Mostly in Seattle

A new proposal by a group of transit proponents would fund bus routes whose lines are at least 80 percent within city of Seattle boundaries.

04/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Extra Fizz

Late Afternoon Fizz: The Minimum Wage and Metro

Extra Fizz: The minimum wage and the Metro vote.

04/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett