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08/28/2018 By Grace Madigan

Explainer

How to Cope with Labor Day Traffic

Thanks to a growing population and booming economy, Seattle has some of the worst traffic in the country. So it’s no surprise that drivers have more to fear than the “usual” rush hour come Labor Day weekend. Brace yourself for the gridlock.

08/14/2018 By Jaime Archer

Transportation

SDOT's Numbers Don't Capture Major Transit Increase

About that underwhelming .78 percent stat...

01/04/2017 By Josh Feit

Transportation

More Preelection Videos: Zooming Through the Sound, Didn't Even Have to Drive

Blue Scholars hype the benefits of mass transit.

11/07/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Weyerhaeuser's Mixed Message

Weyerhaeuser moves into the city, debates over urban space, and Obama joins the local debate.

10/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Mayor and Unanimous Council Sign Off on Secured Scheduling Law

Seattle leads the country, follows the union.

09/20/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Herbold to Amend Murray's Affordable Housing Grand Bargain Today with Displacement Amendment

Tweaking the grand bargain, counting buses, and delaying Uber legislation.

08/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

District Council Sends Out SOS

District council sends "open invitation" to begin organizing against Murray plan.

07/18/2016 By Josh Feit

Guest Opinion

Don't Pause, Double Down on Seattle's Transportation Progress

As a national model of smart transit policy, Seattle needs to embrace its success.

06/28/2016 By Jon Orcutt

Morning Fizz

U-Pass Program in Jeopardy?

Transit cuts, transgender rights, and tricky wording.

06/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Editorial

No Road Is Big Enough for a Beyoncé Concert

...nor will there ever be enough parking. Why the Seattle Times is wrong about the city's new transportation metrics.

05/25/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Improved Traffic Times Continue to Contradict Anger About I-405 Tolling

Despite political rhetoric, WSDOT data shows I-405 tolling program is working and commuters are satisfied.

05/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pronto Plans Jeopardized Again

Good news for car sharing, more bad news for bike sharing.

05/09/2016 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

Transportation

Sound Transit Says There Is High Demand for Park and Rides

Sound Transit explains high number of new parking stalls on ST3 project list.

12/18/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Look Who's Relevant Now

Jimmy Carter's prescient policies.

12/07/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

A New Director at Transportation Choices Coalition, a New Way to Build Tall, and New Revelations

Shefali Ranganathan takes over at Transportation Choices Coalition.

11/23/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Legislature Passes $16 Billion (Kidney Stone) Transportation Bill

Environmentalists cheer and condemn epic bill

07/01/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Seattle Rep Threatened Statewide Referendum on Transportation Package

Compromise transportation legislation and no-compromise police accountability legislation

06/30/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Inslee Blinks, Transportation Deal Includes "Poison Pill" on Fuel Standards in Exchange for Full Light Rail Authorization

Will a Green Tea coalition stall the transportation package? And will Sound Transit have to foot the GOP sales tax bill?

06/29/2015 By Josh Feit