BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY

Some Better Ideas Than "Union Street/Symphony Station"

Sound Transit's downtown stop may get a new name, to the delight of drunken frat bros trying to find campus. But the ideas are lackluster.

01/17/2020 By Zoe Sayler

SEATTLE JEEZ

Some Totally Serious Ideas to Get You Through Seattle Squeeze 2.0

Connect 2020's light-rail interruptions bring chaos to Seattle commutes. You might as well have a little fun with it.

01/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

En Route

SoDo Track Project's Huge Murals Are Finally Done

After three years, local and international artists fill in the two-mile stretch of murals along the Light Rail.

07/19/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Lost in Transit

Seattle Has 'Transit Deserts' and—Surprise—It's No Fun to Ride the Bus There

As the city's public transportation system expands, its most vulnerable riders are getting left behind.

11/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Suburban Blue

One bright spot for Democrats in 2016.

12/27/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Final Votes Are In: Bellevue Officially Sides with Light Rail

The 1990s are over in Bellevue, the 2000s are back in the 45th Legislative District, and women march against Trump.

12/05/2016 By Josh Feit

Election Day 2016

Smeared. Cleared. Repeat. The Ultimate Hillary Clinton Story.

Why Comey's recklessness may define a potential Clinton presidency and why light rail may define a new progressive regionalism.

11/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

2 Controversial Council Votes Return: The SoDo Stadium and Bike Sharing

Council likely to revisit the stadium street vacation and saving bike share—both big issues from 2016.

10/31/2016 By Josh Feit

Pedestrian Chronicles

Pedestrian Chronicles: Data Shows Peds and People Below King County Median Income Dominate Light Rail Ridership

Nearly 60 percent of light rail passengers arrive by foot.

10/04/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Transit Activists Spoof Seattle Times

As Seattle Times sides with suburbs, Seattle Subway questions paper's relevance.

09/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Back Fence

Light Rail Is Remaking Seattle. But into What?

Seattle, famously tortured by growth, may be starting to grasp connection. But there are swerves in our learning curve.

09/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Morning Editorial

A Regional Response to Regional Growth

Why expanding light rail is key to the future of the Puget Sound.

09/07/2016 By Lorena González

Morning Fizz

Light Rail Ridership Spikes at 80,000 Passengers in One (Non-Event) Day

Booming ridership, opposition dollars, and an Amazon drive-thru.

08/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Demolition Data Disputes Liberal Narrative

Transit-oriented development, lacking development, biking development, and myths about development.

08/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Smith Endorses Jayapal, Carlyle Doubles Down on Light Rail Financing Concerns

Jayapal nets major endorsement.

08/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

GOP's Trump Divide Explodes on KVI Talk Radio

Vance decision jeered on talk radio, Starbucks workers highlight last-minute scheduling, light rail ridership up during viaduct closure, and the big decision at Cherry Point.

05/10/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Bikes Versus Cars: Parking Double Standard at Light Rail Stations

Paying for bike parking at light rail and voting for an NBA stadium?

05/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Transit, Density, Minority Voters, and Other Questions About Cities

Committee passes controversial arena legislation, Ballard wants faster light rail, Mayor doubles down on no density for single family zones, and much more from a busy news day.

04/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Past, Present, and Future of Transportation in Seattle

Read it and weep: Back in 1967, Seattle's mayor made a prophetic pitch for subway rapid transit.

04/08/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Slave to the Spine: The Politics of Building Light Rail to the Suburbs

Ridership numbers and minority commuters, email privacy protections, and Democratic dollars.

04/07/2016 By Josh Feit