Transportation Dispatch

The Seattle Scooter Invasion Has Begun

7 things you should know about the city's impending scooter share program.

05/10/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Base Fare for Ride Share, the Gender Pay Gap, and Jury Selection

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

04/13/2018 By Grace Madigan

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Base Fare, Gender Wage Gap, Residents Living in Vehicles

Your local politics morning digest.

04/10/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Base Fare for Uber, Tolls on Downtown Roads, MLK Jr.

Your local politics morning digest.

04/04/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Court Decisions Haven't Stopped Some Uber Drivers from Fighting Unionization

A small group of rideshare drivers continue to protest a law put on hold, but so far ultimately upheld in court.

08/31/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News

Happy Presidents' Day? What to Look for This Week in Seattle Politics

Key council votes, the Uber-union saga continues, and Senator Miloscia raises the stakes in his fight against King County safe consumption sites.

02/20/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

Morning Fizz

Despite Unanimous Council Vote, Murray Criticizes Ride Share Workers Rights Bill

After 8-0 vote, Murray says Uber bill too costly and burdensome on city.

12/15/2015 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

City Hall

Council Backs O'Brien Ordinance Allowing Ride Share Drivers to Unionize

O'Brien ride share legislation sets up future legal fight.

10/05/2015 By Josh Kelety

City Hall

Car Share Plan Gives SDOT Director Power to Expand Permits

Murray ride share proposal could dramatically expand permits.

11/25/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

City Council Legalizes Ridesharing

The city council passes legislation legalizing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, while rejecting a proposal to increase insurance requirements.

07/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Pay Close Attention to What the Council Does

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, housing, and cars.

07/08/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Friday Likes and Dislikes

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring How we really feel about this week's news.

06/20/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Many Justifiably Think This is the Wrong Solution

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring taxis, microhousing, minimum wage, and small-lot development.

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Murray Proposes New Taxi/For-Hire/Ridesharing Compromise

Mayor Ed Murray announces a compromise on legislation regulating taxis, ridesharing companies like Uber, and for-hire vehicles.

06/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Murray Set to Lift Cap on Rideshare Companies

Another big compromise and victory for Mayor Ed Murray.

06/16/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Rideshare Deal, Without Caps, in the Works

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Uber deal, pre-K funding, DelBene vs. the NSA, and a KUOW resignation.

06/09/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: The NBA, the Parks District, Ridesharing, and Broadband

Afternoon Fizz: Non-minimum wage edition.

05/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Explainer

Won't You Be My Driver?

Rideshare companies began popping up in Seattle in 2012, simultaneously exciting customers and enraging competition. And with new regulations taking effect this summer, Seattle has become one of the first cities to address the controversy head on.

05/01/2014 By Genie Leslie

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: Spokane Surprise, Seattle Schools, and City Hall Repeal

Jayapal talks about education reform, conservative group shows up on rideshare initiative reports, and Republicans nervous in Eastern Washington?

04/16/2014 By Josh Feit