King County

October 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
New municipal and state laws have made it possible for Seattle to sell excess land to affordable housing developers at below-market rates, or even to give it away.
Crosscut
September 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
A major road-widening project will begin construction next year. The project is a long time coming for a fast-growing region, but the final product will reflect a new approach to highway funding.
The Seattle Times
September 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
Following a scathing performance report by King County, in Washington, system officials are implementing an overhaul of the Access paratransit system.
Crosscut
August 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Seattle region will try to save costs and speed construction on three new pilot projects by using modular construction to house homeless.
KUOW
June 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.
The New York Times
March 15, 2018, 11am PDT
A pilot program by King County Metro and the King County Parks Department in the state of Washington found success in 2017, and is spending the beginning of 2018 looking at options to expand.
Washington Trail Association
March 8, 2018, 2pm PST
In a move to grant further autonomy and rights to the homeless population of Seattle, a court found in favor of a man who argued his truck was his home and should not have been towed after he didn't move for 72 hours.
The Seattle Times
June 28, 2017, 7am PDT
King County, Washington was once home to a large number of black homeowners, today the county lags far behind the rest of the country.
The Seattle Times
June 5, 2017, 7am PDT
Transit agencies from Washington to Florida are beginning to make the switch from diesel and natural gas-powered buses to battery electric buses, some faster than others.
Sierra Club Compass
April 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Seattle's King County is home to an estimated 10,000 unsheltered homeless people. Local officials are trying to figure out how to raise the funds to address the crisis.
KUOW
February 16, 2017, 2pm PST
Look on Seattle's King County with envy, fans of late-night transit service.
The Urbanist
December 6, 2016, 1pm PST
The victory for homeless and very low-income transit riders is a reminder of the importance of grassroots organizing.
Seattle Transit Blog
November 21, 2016, 6am PST
In dollars, Seattle region's Proposition 1 was second only to Measure M, a $120 billion sales tax measure in Los Angeles County, although the comparison is lacking in at least three respects. Prop 1 did not pass in all three Puget Sound counties.
The Seattle Times
December 7, 2015, 12pm PST
An app is helping to bring transit riders from their home to the nearest park-and-ride in King County, Washington.
Crosscut
October 7, 2015, 8am PDT
Late last month, the final phase of Seattle's Prop. 1 went into effect, bringing across-the-board improvements to bus and train frequency.
Seattle Transit Blog
October 3, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Emerald City's affordable housing difficulties mirror those of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and others: too much demand and too few resources.
Crosscut
October 2, 2015, 11am PDT
A new regional transit oriented development initiative in Seattle will focus on affordable housing and walkable communities. The Executive's Transit Station Housing and Development Initiative will partner King County and Sound Transit.
The Urbanist
April 15, 2015, 10am PDT
While rates of homelessness drop elsewhere, tents and cardboard are becoming a very regular sight in Seattle. New wealth and newly unaffordable housing may be twin culprits.
NPR
March 30, 2015, 11am PDT
During the year 2014, a record number of people chose to make their home in King County, Washington. And 2015 may shape up to shatter last year's record.
The Seattle Times
July 20, 2014, 9am PDT
Will a large city do what its county voters refused to do—fund the county bus system, though largely within city limits? Seattle voters will be put to the test in November when asked to pay an annual $60 vehicle fee and 0.1% sales tax.
The Seattle Times