Tag Archives: sound transit

University Link Opens To Great Fanfare

Twenty years ago, when voters first approved Sound Move, the idea of rapid rail transit in Seattle was only a fuzzy concept. It was something that had been declined by 1960s voters and only the oldest residents might have recalled … Continue reading

Posted in Density, Land Use, Megaprojects, Mixed Use, Public Art, Rail, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Efficiency, Equity Discussed at Forum on Seattle’s Transportation Congestion

On Thursday night the University of Washington hosted a lively panel discussion on Seattle’s infamous traffic woes. Organized by The Seattle Times, four experts on transportation debated various solutions for agonizing commutes and how emerging technology will change the way … Continue reading

Posted in Event Writeup, Land Use, Policy, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

King County Council Receives Recommended U-Link Bus Restructures

On Tuesday King County Executive Dow Constantine transmitted his recommendations for connecting new light rail stops with Seattle bus routes to the County Council. The recommendations come after nine months of public feedback and detailed input from a community Sounding … Continue reading

Posted in Buses, Government, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Metro Refines 2016 U-Link Connections Proposal

Today King County Metro released a more refined “Alternative 3” for how bus service can be restructured around Seattle’s two new light stations opening early next year. This proposal is a hybrid of two earlier options and incorporates a wide … Continue reading

Posted in Buses, Rail, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

King County Metro Launches Broad Planning Effort

On Tuesday night King County Metro kicked off public outreach for a Long Range Plan that will outline the future of public transportation in the Seattle region. It’s the next in a series of past plans that guide the agency’s … Continue reading

Posted in Buses, Government, Land Use, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Top Apps Emerge from Seattle’s Commute Hackathon

At the end of Seattle’s Hack the Commute on Sunday night the judges selected three potentially game-changing software applications for further development. Over the weekend 14 volunteer teams of data scientists, transportation experts, designers, and software developers created prototypes of … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

CascadiaCast Episode 1: Ben Schiendelman

I’m excited to announce the start of a new podcast series for fellow urbanists in the Pacific Northwest, titled CascadiaCast. I’ll be sitting down with fellow planners, activists, government officials, and other interesting people to discuss the issues that matter … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Housing, Land Use, Landscape, Sustainability, Transportation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments