April 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
A few weeks after a major restructure of bus service, King County Metro Transit in Seattle is adding additional bus trips to a few particularly crowded lines.
Mass Transit
April 12, 2016, 12pm PDT
A new car-sharing service called ReachNow will soon hit the streets of Seattle, offering customers a chance to rent a variety of cars manufactured by BMW by the hour.
April 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Since a March opening greeted with fanfare for its on-time and under budget delivery, local business are crediting the new light rail line connecting Downtown Seattle to Capitol Hill with big sales bumps.
April 2, 2016, 11am PDT
It's surprising to see places named with racially offensive words in 2016—no matter what your take on political correctness.
March 30, 2016, 2pm PDT
Seattle's beloved Pike Place offers a case study in how careful governance builds the foundation for flourishing places.
March 30, 2016, 9am PDT
Seeking new approaches to a growing homelessness problem, Sacramento officials recently toured the "tent cities" of Seattle.
The Planning Report
March 27, 2016, 11am PDT
The campaign for the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative is underway in Seattle, after local officials released a draft plan that charts a $50 billion build out of light rail in the region.
The Seattle Times
March 23, 2016, 8am PDT
A writer suggests an end for one of the many conveniences available to drivers: the right turn on a red light.
Next City
March 22, 2016, 9am PDT
Mayor Ed Murray will start with Seattle's own fleet in replacing existing buses, cars, and trucks with electric vehicles.
The Seattle Times
March 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A $1.9 billion light rail extension, connecting to the University of Washington campus and the Capitol Hill neighborhood, will open to the public this weekend.
March 16, 2016, 12pm PDT
Seattle architect David Neiman writes about his city's attempt to find a new housing form that results in a denser city as appealing as the single family fabric that came before it, while managing all the cars.
March 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Writer Alex Marshall looks to Kitsilano, a Vancouver neighborhood, for urban infill done right. Skyscrapers and mid-rise developments aren't always necessary to achieve more people per square foot.
March 11, 2016, 10am PST
The recently released U.S. States Open Data Census discovered that the overwhelming majority of states have a lot of work to do in opening their data to the public.
Government Technology
March 2, 2016, 10am PST
A development controversy in Seattle raises larger questions about land use regulation authority.
The Seattle Times
February 22, 2016, 12pm PST
A group that calls itself Carbon Washington could be at the helm of a new environmental movement to address climate change. They have proposed a $25-per-ton, revenue-neutral carbon tax.
Seattle Weekly
February 20, 2016, 1pm PST
A local writer evaluates the results of a 2014 ordinance that updated regulations regarding the development of microhousing. The Seattle City Council could once again revisit the regulations as part of the city's HALA process.
The Urbanist
February 17, 2016, 11am PST
According to the real estate website, urban home values are growing faster than those in the suburbs, bucking a longtime trend. This isn't exactly surprising, but it has serious social justice implications.
Puget Sound Business Journal
February 15, 2016, 7am PST
HOT lanes are supposed to not only speed traffic flow for paying solo motorists in the carpool lane, but improve traffic flow in the adjacent free lanes, according to theory. A new study on express toll lanes in Seattle disproved that last part.
Seattle PI
February 13, 2016, 11am PST
There has been no shortage of responses to the story about St. Louis letting decorated sidewalks fade away after encountering federal policy that recommends more subdued colors.
Streetsblog USA
February 12, 2016, 1pm PST
A drill named Pamela, tasked with digging the tunnel for the Sound Transit light rail extension from Husky Stadium to Northgate, was stuck in the dirt under Seattle for several months.
The Seattle Times