Not Carding

A Fare-Free Weekend Ushers in a New ORCA Card System

Riding light rail, buses, and even ferries in the Puget Sound region just got even more enticing.

05/13/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Puck Drop

NHL Seattle Will Offer Fans Free Public Transit Rides to Its New Arena

The news arrives mere days after new renderings of its future arena hit the internet.

02/27/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Transportation Tidings

The Monorail Finally Jumps on the ORCA Card Bandwagon

Translation: It's not just for tourists anymore.

10/01/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jaime Archer

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens August 2019

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online.


Hang Around Town

19 Urban Adventures for the Whole Family

Where to embrace the city sights, the great outdoors, or a rainy afternoon.

09/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Snap Judgment

Is the Monorail Worth Renovating?

The World’s Fair relic might receive $23 million in upgrades, but will it ever be more than a tourist trap?

07/17/2018 By Jaime Archer


QUIZ: What's Your Monorail IQ?

Before voting on this November’s monorail initiative, test your knowledge of the transit project’s up-and-down history.

11/03/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Who's Winning?

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring registering, polling, ranking, denouncing, and cheering.

08/27/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolt: Monorail and Monotheism

The day's winners and losers.

08/19/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Election 2014

Get Ready to Vote on the Monorail Again

Anti-tunnel activist and civic gadfly Elizabeth Campbell files an initiative that would create a new monorail authority in Seattle.

07/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Transit Cage Match: Subway vs. Monorail!

An internecine transit battle between advocates for two (unfunded) west-side transit options.

04/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Extra Fizz: Monorail Edition

On the current monorail's 50th birthday, another effort to extend the monorail.

03/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Today in Monorail News

Two monorail tales: One from Las Vegas, one from Sydney.

01/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Why Does McGinn's Potential Rail Plan Look So... Familiar?

Mayor Mike McGinn's potential light-rail ballot proposal---a Seattle-only line, funded by car owners in the city, running to Ballard and West Seattle---sounds awfully ... familiar.

08/11/2010 By Erica C. Barnett