Guest Opinion

Sound Transit Taxing Authority Does Not Poach Education Dollars

The property tax portion of ST3 is not part of the state's education fund.

08/16/2016 By Joe Fitzgibbon

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Committee Approves Northgate Parking Garage

Seattle City Council member Rob Johnson raises questions about need for parking.

08/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Plastic Bag Ban Noncompliance, District Councils Not Working

A radical change at the department of neighborhoods, disappointing stats on the plastic bag ban, and big business all in on ST3.

07/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Campaign Themes Emerge as Sound Transit Sends $54 Billion Measure to Ballot

Sound Transit sends light rail measure to voters.

06/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Internal Sound Transit Emails Reveal Confused Parking Strategy, UW Acknowledges U-Pass Not Working

PubliCola public records request shows how Sound Transit thinks about parking estimates, and UW outlines troubled U-Pass program.

06/23/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Boasting, Endorsing, Streamlining, and Taxing

Walkinshaw claims polling shows him ahead, Macri to get key endorsement, Seattle weighs streamlining light rail process, and the tax factor.

06/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Revises Expansion with Expedited Timeline, Suburbs Lead the Way on Zoning Changes

Suburbs agree to help pay for downtown Seattle tunnel and streamlined permitting process. What's Seattle doing?

05/27/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

King County Democrats Endorse, Sound Transit Revises, Hillary Clinton Surprises, and Lindy West Speaks

Jayapal wins King County Democrats endorsement, but race remains tight at district level.

05/26/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Port Irony, the McDermott Race, the SDOT Skeptic, and the New Sound Transit Normal

Barney Frank endorses Walkinshaw, O'Brien to hear from SDOT, and Sound Transit revises spending guidelines.

05/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Sound Transit Voters Prefer Park and Rides Over Bike and Pedestrian Access

Poll finds strong support for park and rides at light rail expansions.

05/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Ridership Spikes During Viaduct Closure

Sound Transit polling and ridership numbers, Jayapal fundraising numbers, and Macri council endorsements.

05/06/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Housing Affordability Formulas and Parking Space Formulas

Where will Seattle's affordable housing be and how did Sound Transit come up with its estimates for 8,000 new parking spaces?

04/27/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Strict Male-Female Delegate Assignments Challenged After District Caucuses

Male delegate proposes change to state party rules.

04/25/2016 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Council Member Juarez Sends Letter to Sound Transit Pressing for 130th Street Station

Sound Tranist CEO Rogoff has nothing but bad news for North Seattle council member Juarez.

04/15/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT Recommends Moving Forward with Pedestrian-Only Street Project on Capitol Hill (Kinda)

Residents support Pike Street closure, sexist language in murder coverage, and more on SDOT director Kubly.

04/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT Director Under the Microscope, Sound Transit On the Table

More details emerge in weird bike share drama and more details debated in ST3 package.

04/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Is Sound Transit Miscalculating the Future of Parking?

Does a future of driverless cars and car sharing call ST3's vision into question?

04/12/2016 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

One Question

Why Is Sound Transit Proposing a Light Rail Plan That Won't Be Ready for Another Quarter Century?

Sound Transit's director of planning explains why light rail won't run from West Seattle and Ballard to Downtown Seattle before your grandson's bris.

04/06/2016 By Josh Feit