Transportation

How Close Is Seattle to an E-Scooter Pilot Program?

City officials are still struggling to work through the several concerns over safety and regulation.

10/31/2019 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Trainspotting

A Seattleite's Guide to Link Light Rail Disruptions and Expansions

October brings some small transit woes—but also hope—as long-awaited station openings are finally in sight.

10/02/2019 By Lily Hansen

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

Transit, Interrupted

Seattle Squeeze 2.0? Downtown Light Rail Stations Will Close Several Days This Fall.

Need to get from UW to Sea-Tac over the weekend? It’s going to be a doozy.

09/09/2019 By Lily Hansen

Climate (Policy) Change

10 Important Takeaways from Seattle's Green New Deal

Seattle City Council announced an ambitious list of climate goals. Here's what you need to know.

08/21/2019 By Lily Hansen

Snap Judgment

Would You Actually Ride an E-Scooter?

This fall, the city will start accepting permit applications for electric scooter companies.

08/20/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Snap Judgment

Should We Dig a Light Rail Tunnel to West Seattle?

Are forthcoming stations, like the one in West Seattle, a potential $700 million project, worth more construction woes?

05/29/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Along for the Ride

Seattle Isn’t a Bike Town for Everyone. This Group Wants to Change That.

Seattle Bike Train hopes to give newcomers a gentle introduction to bike commuting in this hilly city—and they do it sans lycra.

05/24/2019 By Philip Kiefer

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

Seafaring 101

The Bare-Bones Basics to Riding a Ferry

What every passenger should know before embarking.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

The Game Changers

Seattle's Marine Transit Evolves as the Population Booms

From high-speed commuter boats to the future of hybrid-electric ferries.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Name That Boat

How to Identify Every Boat in Washington's Ferry Fleet

What's in a (ferry's) name? A whole lot of planning, apparently.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Nautical Niceties

The 10 Washington Ferry Rider Commandments

Thou shalt follow social etiquette or risk getting duly called out on the boat’s PA system.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Cover Story

The Complete Guide to Washington Ferries

Inside the most expansive floating transit system in the U.S.

04/23/2019 Edited by Rosin Saez

Snap Judgment

Will WSDOT’s Altered Mile Markers Deter Stealing?

To nix the theft of amusing “420” and “69” signs, transportation officials have been shaving off a decimal point.

03/26/2019 By Anne Dennon

Busmageddon?

Your Bus Is About to Get Kicked Out of the Transit Tunnel. Here's How to Deal.

Your downtown bus route is about to change, and other public transit shakeups explained.

03/12/2019 By Haley Gray Edited by Jaime Archer

In Transit

Lisa Herbold Still Hates the Streetcar

The $285.8 million price tag and $65.3 million shortfall could be her best chance to kill the project.

02/06/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Public Transit

Durkan Nominates Sam Zimbabwe as New SDOT Leader

If approved, the transportation director would take the helm as SDOT faces a range of upcoming challenges.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

This Road Closure Is About to Wreck Your Commute

January's shutdown of State Route 99 will be the longest in Seattle history.

12/13/2018 By Jaime Archer