8 hours ago
With Mayor Jenny Durkan's announcement that Seattle will pursue cordon area congestion pricing coming five days after New York dropped its plan, a Washington State pro-business publication looks at the difficulties in getting the politics right.
The Brutalist design by a famed landscape architect will be preserved, but not without better visibility and improved lighting.
The Architect's Newspaper
The compelling reason behind Boston's looking at congestion pricing is traffic congestion, unlike Seattle where it is being viewed as a major way to reduce greenhouse gas reductions and fund public transit.
5 days ago
Faced with the expensive costs of adding park and ride facilities along its expanding transit system, transportation planners in the Seattle region wonder if it's money well spent.
April 10, 2018, 8am PDT
The potential for congestion pricing is only one component of a new Climate Action Plan that focuses on transportation's role in emitting greenhouse gases.
April 9, 2018, 10am PDT
A King County Superior Court judge recently struck down the city of Seattle's first-in-time rental regulation, in a decision that will likely be appealed.
April 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Seattle has been putting its money where its mouth is with policies to discourage driving.
April 3, 2018, 11am PDT
The U.S. city with the best recent history of convincing commuters to ditch the auto commute is taking further steps to make the city a little less car-centric.
April 3, 2018, 10am PDT
Dan Vock of Governing takes a broad look at congestion pricing, beginning with the success of Virginia's 66 Express Lanes, the ones where tolls initially topped $40. Notwithstanding complaints, managed lanes are spreading, but challenges remain.
April 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Ridership declines mean falling revenues for transit agencies, and could be the beginning of a cycle of service cuts and fare increases leading to yet more ridership declines.
March 29, 2018, 2pm PDT
It's Opening Day for Major League Baseball, and fans of the Seattle Mariners have an extra reason to celebrate this year.
March 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
Several new apps allow landlords to place available units out to bid. The city of Seattle is concerned the apps might exacerbate prices in an already expensive rental market.
March 28, 2018, 8am PDT
A critical analysis of a proposal that would incrementally increase density in parts of Seattle.
March 25, 2018, 7am PDT
The proposal promises a one-hour commute between Vancouver and Seattle.
March 22, 2018, 12pm PDT
A Seattle Times columnist says it's time to ban cars from the congested and dangerous South Lake Union street.
March 20, 2018, 11am PDT
A building boom in cities like Seattle has slowed rising rents, but experts don't see this as a lasting trend.
March 20, 2018, 7am PDT
All it takes a map, a bike, and a desire to learn the history of racial segregation in the United States.
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.
February 28, 2018, 8am PST
A proposal to connect Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland via high-speed rail service went public this month.
February 27, 2018, 1pm PST
The city of Seattle needs more affordable housing, like most cities. It also has almost 2,000 existing affordable units at "high risk" in the event of an earthquake.