Washington

14 hours ago
Lyft will add electric vehicles to its rental fleet and offer riders the option to request hybrid and electric vehicles.
mbg planet
Yesterday
Minneapolis and Seattle bucked national trends by increasing active transportation and use of public transit in recent years.
Streetsblog USA
3 days ago
New York City and State offered up nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon and its 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens only to see the tech company cancel their plans after local opposition materialized. Was their retreat too hasty?
The New York Times
5 days ago
Only a handful of cities in North America are considering applying tolls to congested urban streets, as opposed to highways. Efforts in one of those cities, San Francisco, just received negative polling results on a potential $3 auto access fee.
San Francisco Examiner
February 13, 2019, 11am PST
The state's ferry system has seen ridership increases year after year, and a new plan outlines the long-range measures needed to keep up with the growth.
The Urbanist
February 11, 2019, 2pm PST
Monday marked the first time King County Metro Transit has deployed its almost-decade-old plan to deal with winter conditions.
The Seattle Times
February 6, 2019, 8am PST
A Washington Post feature analyzes the changing skylines of cities from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The Washington Post
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
February 2, 2019, 7am PST
Seattle is going beyond transit oriented development by building apartments on parcels of land near stations.
CityLab
January 31, 2019, 2pm PST
If it approves HB 1797, Washington will pace the rest of the nation (even California and Oregon) on reforming zoning to allow more accessory dwelling units.
Sightline Institute
January 27, 2019, 9am PST
Now that Seattle has proven they don't need the new Highway 99 tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, will enough people use it in the future to cover the costs of construction, operation, and maintenance?
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 25, 2019, 2pm PST
A new creative district program in the state of Washington is modeled on the program in Colorado, among others.
Crosscut
January 25, 2019, 10am PST
A big idea is gaining momentum.
The Urbanist
January 24, 2019, 10am PST
You might have read that headline and wondered why other wealthy tech companies aren't stepping up to make contributions to their home towns. There is a lot to understand about this news before jumping to conclusions.
The Seattle Times
January 23, 2019, 8am PST
Seattle recently closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct, but the predicted traffic chaos hasn’t ensued.
City Commentary
January 23, 2019, 7am PST
As Seattle prepares a possible cordon area congestion pricing plan to tackle both traffic congestion and climate change, The Seattle Times did a poll on two applications of congestion pricing: urban tolls and adding express toll lanes to freeways.
The Seattle Times
January 21, 2019, 9am PST
Los Angeles Metro CEO Phil Washington will recommend to his board next Thursday that they pursue a congestion pricing program to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit, and subsidize transit fares in Los Angeles in time for the 2028 Olympics.
Curbed Los Angeles
January 20, 2019, 9am PST
Branding and bus rapid transit go hand in hand.
The Urbanist
January 16, 2019, 10am PST
A major change to planning paradigms in the city of Seattle.
The Urbanist