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Seattle Times: No Conflict of Interest in Bellevue Council Member's Business Dealings

Seattle Times: An outside investigator absolves Bellevue City Council member Kevin Wallace of any conflict of interest between his business dealings and advocacy for a Sound Transit rail line through South Bellevue.

07/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Apartment Therapy: Mad Homes is "A Little Happy Insanity"

Apartment Therapy: A temporary art installation on Capitol Hill is "a little happy insanity."

07/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Seattle Times: Bellevue Council Nears Rail Compromise

Seattle Times: Bellevue council and Sound Transit near a compromise on the route light rail will take through South Bellevue.

07/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Bellevue Won't Continue Studying B7 Rail Route

The city of Bellevue decides a controversial rail route has undergone enough study to be viable.

06/16/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Roosevelt Group: Major Rail Upzone Would Be "Grave Insult"

A Roosevelt neighborhood leader urges the city not to revisit an upzone in the neighborhood.

06/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times: Bellevue Investigation Narrowed to Wallace

An investigation into three Bellevue city council members has been narrowed to focus on Kevin Wallace, whose business dealings may pose a conflict of interest.

06/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Afternoon Jolt: Light Rail Ridership

The day's winners and losers.

06/01/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Is Light Rail on Track?

With all the problems plaguing Sound Transit---revenue shortfalls, rising fares, a potential lawsuit in Bellevue, and the recent news that rail may not even make it to Federal Way---we asked King County Council member Larry Phillips and light-rail skeptic

06/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Another Reason For Two-Car Trains

Another argument against reducing light-rail trains from two cars to one.

05/30/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Roosevelt Rail Station: The Politics of Upzoning

Weigh in on a design for the Roosevelt light-rail station that some have compared to an airport concourse.

05/26/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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PI.com: Federal Way May Sue Sound Transit Over Lack of Light Rail

The PI.com reports that Federal Way may sue over Sound Transit's announcement that it can no longer afford light rail to the city.

05/25/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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News Tribune: City Council Lashes Out

Tacoma News Tribune: City council members "erupt" over light rail news in Federal Way.

05/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Light Rail Fares Going Up Again

Fares on Link Light Rail are going up another 25 cents.

05/10/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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PI: Sound Transit Can't Afford Rail to Federal Way

PI: Sound Transit can no longer afford to build light rail to Federal Way.

05/09/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Extra Fizz: Sound Transit CEO Back at Work

Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl is transitioning back to the job after recovering from a heart valve replacement.

05/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

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Seattle Times: Scope of Bellevue Council Investigation Could Widen

Seattle Times: The Bellevue City Council reaches a compromise on a proposed conflict-of-interest investigation focusing on three of its seven members.

04/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Rethinking The Opportunities At Capitol Hill Station

I can't be the only one who thinks that the current plan for future transit-oriented development at the Capitol Hill light rail station leaves something to be desired, can I?

11/17/2010 By Dan Bertolet


Prospects for Seattle's Transit Communities

The Seattle Planning Commission has just completed a new report called Seattle Transit Communities, to be officially launched (with beer) this Tuesday evening, and previewed here.

11/15/2010 By Dan Bertolet


Extra Fizz: Bellevue Council Pushes Rail Alignment Rejected by Sound Transit

Bellevue city council members who oppose Sound Transit's preferred rail alignment continue to push for a controversial rail alignment through South Bellevue.

09/20/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Sound Transit Moving to One-Car Trains on Evenings & Weekends

Sound Transit's decision to move to single-car light rail trains is pennywise and pound-foolish.

09/03/2010 By Erica C. Barnett