Washington

20 hours ago
King County Metro enjoys the benefit of lower fuel costs from buying electric buses. Josh Cohen argues that it's time for Sound Transit to get on board.
Crosscut
4 days ago
Seattle's suburbs are no longer leading the region in housing construction, even as Seattle's urban core is building more housing than ever.
The Seattle Times
August 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
It's going to be tough to be a transit user in the Seattle suburb of Everett.
The Urbanist
August 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Chuck Wolfe reflects on his rapidly changing hometown, arguing that Seattle’s signature location and setting—however rearranged by the regrades of the past, Freeway Park, or a pending James Corner-led waterfront remake—remains for all to see.
Crosscut
August 7, 2018, 10am PDT
Richard Lewis Haag left a profound legacy in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
August 6, 2018, 8am PDT
Electric scooters in Portland will pay a road fee, but according to this article, cities would do well to hold cars to the same standard as scooters.
City Observatory
August 4, 2018, 9am PDT
Do residents in Vancouver, Washington need protection from congestion pricing applied to all lanes on two Portland interstates? Gov. Jay Inslee seems to think so, adding that the value pricing pilot project is "going nowhere."
The Columbian
August 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Downtown Seattle has many disconnected bike lanes, so to make sure there are more safe routes for bikers, the city council passed a resolution that sets out a timeline to connect them.
Curbed Seattle
July 31, 2018, 2pm PDT
After the failure of its municipal bike share system Pronto!, Seattle was one of the first to regulate the operation of dockless bke share companies in the city. Now it's one-year pilot program is permanent.
Associated Press via the Daily Herald
July 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Renton, Washington recently approved a Civic Core Vision and Action Plan.
The Urbanist
July 27, 2018, 8am PDT
Roger Millar, secretary of the Washington Department of Transportation, critiqued the status quo of statewide approaches to transportation planning and investment.
Streetsblog USA
July 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
A new streetcar extension would complete Seattle's streetcar network in a particularly busy corner of the city's downtown. The mayor doesn’t seem enthused with the idea, even if riders are already enthused with streetcars.
The Seattle Times
July 21, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle has more construction cranes dotting the skyline than any city in the United States.
The Seattle Times
July 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
Funding allocations under consideration at the Puget Sound Regional Council give an indication of the region's public transit priorities.
Seattle Transit Blog
July 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
As City Council president, Ben Stuckart passed legislation to facilitate apartments and limit parking requirements. He hopes voters see the additional housing as a benefit.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander
July 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
The pace of condo construction in Seattle has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels, but it's also come a long way from 2012.
Crosscut
July 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
Pierce Transit has committed to bus rapid transit to replace convention bus service on Route 1 between the two cities in Pierce County, Washington.
The Urbanist
July 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
Olympia, Washington joins the ranks of cities making new incentives for the creation of missing middle housing.
The Olympian
July 14, 2018, 5am PDT
Electric-assist bikes, also known as e-bikes, will make it easier for more people to ride bikes, according to this opinion piece.
The Urbanist
July 9, 2018, 6am PDT
A Portland regional value pricing committee recommended that the state transportation department operate two pilot programs to toll all the lanes on two interstate highways in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.
KGW