That Washington

Transit Leaders: Defeating US Transportation Bill is "Crucial"

Regional transportation leaders laid out the case this morning against a congressional transportation bill that would eliminate guaranteed federal funding for transit.

02/13/2012 By Josh Feit


Sound Transit Leaders Say They'll Push Forward on Rail to Federal Way

A group of Sound Transit and state officials proposes a plan to hasten light rail to Federal Way.

02/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

The Joke in Federal Way

Monday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip.

02/06/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

This Kind of Damage

Thursday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring: Rob McKenna, gay marriage, the B&O tax, letters to leadership, and Federal Way vs. Sound Transit.

01/26/2012 By Morning Fizz

That Washington

Sound Transit Wins Another $10 Million for South Light Rail Extension

Sound Transit wins $10 million from the feds.

12/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Seattle Money for Bellevue Rail Will be Spent in Seattle, Sound Transit Says

Sound Transit says Seattle rail money earmarked for light rail to Bellevue will be spent on the Seattle portion of the project, and justifies the expenditure by saying nearly half of East Link riders will be traveling from Seattle to the Eastside.

11/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Roosevelt Upzone Could be Delayed

A proposal to increase heights near the Roosevelt light-rail station---this time, supported by the neighborhood---could be delayed by a year or more.

11/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Bellevue Council Approves Light Rail Route

After years of acrimonious debate, the Bellevue City Council approves a light rail route and tunnel through the city. Image via Downtown Bellevue Association.

11/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Clipboard-Wielding Sound Transit Staffers

Wednesday Edition: Caffeinated news & gossip featuring: Light rail; higher ed funding; Inslee and McKenna's latest contributors; and the latest from Occupy Seattle.

10/12/2011 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

Bellevue Reporter: Sound Transit Alignment Remains Contentious

The Bellevue Reporter: Predictably, a public hearing on Sound Transit's chosen rail alignment through Bellevue devolves into a back-and-forth over which route the agency should have chosen.

09/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Pioneer Square Group: City's Streetcar Promise Was a Promise

Neighbors say the city and Sound Transit did support extending the FIrst Hill streetcar line from Fifth and Jackson to Pioneer Square.

09/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Pioneer Square May Not Get Streetcar

The city's "promise" to build a streetcar to Pioneer Square wasn't exactly a promise.

09/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Bellevue Rail Obstructionists Complain About Delay They Created

Bellevue council members who delayed the adoption of a rail alignment through the city now complain that they don't have enough time to discuss the alignment Sound Transit ultimately adopted .

09/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Campaign Fizz: Light Rail May Condemn Candidate's Home

Your one-stop shop for today's local campaign news, gossip, and analysis.

09/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"I Don't Feel Comfortable Going into People's Refrigerators."

Monday Edition: Caffeinated News and Gossip starring Ron Sims, Christian Sinderman, Tom Rasmussen, Chief Diaz, and much more.

09/12/2011 By Morning Fizz


Sound Transit Ridership Up

A new report shows that ridership is up on all of Sound Transit's rail and bus lines---except Sounder trains heading in to Everertt

08/30/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: I-5 North Rail Route Makes More Sense than 99

Seattle Transit Blog: A look at the two options for North Link light rail.

08/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Never Mind Paying for Seattle's Tunnel. City May be on the Hook for Bellevue's.

Will Seattle get stuck paying the costs of the other tunnel?

08/04/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

This Landmark Decision

Friday Edition: Sound Transit approves Bellevue light rail line; Pioneer Square group approves tunnel; and Republicans disapprove of Jay Inslee's fundraising.

07/29/2011 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Jean Godden's Sext Messaging Primer

Thursday Edition: Seattle alarmed by light rail vote; study debunks Eyman claims; and candidates take the stage at Neumos.

07/28/2011 By Morning Fizz