Washington

February 26, 2019, 9am PST
The ORCA Opportunity program will provide free bus passes to some of the city’s low-income residents.
Curbed Seattle
February 25, 2019, 2pm PST
Cross-laminated timber offers a multitude of environmental and economic benefits. With the state’s resources and Seattle’s construction needs, the city is the ideal location for mass timber production to take off.
The Urbanist
February 20, 2019, 12pm PST
Lyft will add electric vehicles to its rental fleet and offer riders the option to request hybrid and electric vehicles.
mbg planet
February 5, 2019, 9am PST
The Seattle Transportation Benefit District has led to a growth in ridership and improved access to frequent service, according to a third-year performance report.
The Urbanist
January 26, 2019, 9am PST
Move Seattle included a promise of 250 blocks of new sidewalks and pathways. But costs are much higher than predicted and the low-cost pathways are minimal improvements for pedestrians.
The Urbanist
January 23, 2019, 8am PST
Seattle recently closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct, but the predicted traffic chaos hasn’t ensued.
City Commentary
January 15, 2019, 1pm PST
Covenants restricting ownership to white people are not uncommon in old Seattle-area property deeds. Homeowners can now put in requests to legally strike the offensive language.
The Seattle Times
January 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A community initiative says demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and closure of the Battery Street Tunnel offer a chance to turn a series of green infrastructure ideas into reality.
The Urbanist
January 4, 2019, 10am PST
Southern Resident orca numbers are distressingly low. The proposed budget would fund a number of measures to help the whales.
Crosscut
December 11, 2018, 8am PST
The city should look back to its past for lessons about creating more livable, affordable, and equitable neighborhoods, says a new report.
The Urbanist
November 27, 2018, 6am PST
In cities across the U.S., the relationship between residential and school segregation isn’t always clear.
Chalkbeat
November 12, 2018, 10am PST
A campaign to lid Interstate 5 is gaining steam. Proponents are envisioning central Seattle before the freeway ran through it.
The Urbanist
November 10, 2018, 9am PST
The plan proposes both immediate and longer-term improvements for the area, including development of a pedestrian mall.
The Urbanist
October 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
Even with a year-long halt on new projects, the city is grappling with plans for industrial land use.
Sightline Institute
October 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
Over ten percent of housing units in Seattle are single-room units, a new high and the result of a shift in housing costs and trends in recent years.
The Seattle Times
October 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Transit ridership is up in Seattle, and higher income riders are more likely to use it.
Seattle Times
May 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
Greater Greater Washington's "Metro Reasons" column analyses the latest ridership data from the D.C. Metro system. Riders have not returned to the system after the SafeTrack repair program concluded in 2017.
Greater Greater Washington
November 19, 2017, 5am PST
Smart growth advocates have been making this point for years, but a new report from the Washington, D.C. regional planning organization provides more evidence for the strategic location of population and job growth.
Greater Greater Washington
October 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
It isn't always easy, especially for politicians and engineers, but there are proven ways to save a floundering bus system.
Greater Greater Washington
September 28, 2017, 5am PDT
Most metro systems in the United States tend to score high on accessibility, while European systems have mixed results.
The Guardian