Better Transit in Pierce County: The T Line

Seattle Transit Blog 5/28 1:00A Troy Serad
This post is the second in a series, adapted from an article I wrote for my blog, Transportation Matters , a Pacific Northwest-flavored blog that discusses railway planning, urban planning, and...

Better Transit in Pierce County: Introduction

Seattle Transit Blog 5/27 1:00A Troy Serad
This post is the first in a series, adapted from an article I wrote for my blog, Transportation Matters , a Pacific Northwest-flavored blog that discusses railway planning, urban planning, and related...

Sunday Movie: Jarrett Walker Q&A

Seattle Transit Blog 5/26 1:00A Mike Orr
Jarrett Walker is the world s foremost transit-network consultant, and the author of the Human Transit book and Human Transit blog . Here at a UCLA forum at he discusses his philosophy and answers extensive questions. Topics include transit as...

The False Promise of Microtransit

Seattle Transit Blog 5/24 1:00A Nathan Dickey
Earlier this month, the Amalgamated Transit Union ( ATU ) has published a paper titled The False Promise of Microtransit, (pdf) a critique of flexible transit services like King County Metro s Via to...

Midweek Roundup – Open Thread 50

Seattle Transit Blog 5/23 1:00A Mike Orr
Countdowns: Lynnwood Link (August 30). Transit Updates: Sound Transit has posted ridership data for April , showing stable ridership from March to April. No, the 2 Line isn t listed, yet. The Urbanist writes on Metro s continued labor capacity...

Exploring a Hydrogen-Fueled Future

Seattle Transit Blog 5/22 1:00A Nathan Dickey
Community Transit’s hydrogen-powered bus, the first of its kind in the Puget Sound region. Photo from Community Transit. Community Transit announced Monday afternoon that it has taken delivery of a...

County Council Receives Update on Waterfront Shuttle

Seattle Transit Blog 5/21 1:00A Nathan Dickey
In April, the King County Council committee on Transportation, Economy, and Environment received a report from Metro providing an update to its 2018 waterfront transit study (pdf). The study was...

Metro Update on Ridership Recovery and Service Planning

Seattle Transit Blog 5/20 1:00A Nathan Dickey
On May 15, King County Metro staff briefed the County Council s Regional Transit Committee , ( presentation pdf download here ) focusing on ridership trends and the agency s capacity to return to 100%...

Midweek Roundup – Open Thread 49

Seattle Transit Blog 5/16 12:00A Nathan Dickey
Link Extension Countdown: Lynnwood Link (August 30). What to expect (Sound Transit). Transit Updates: Community Transit boasts 50,355 boardings on Swift Orange Line during its first month of service . Service started on March 30. The World is...

Two Trailhead Direct Routes Start May 25

Seattle Transit Blog 5/15 1:00A Nathan Dickey
King County Metro has announced that the 2024 season of Trailhead Direct service starts on May 25, operating weekends and federal holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day) through the...

Video: Cascadia HSR

Seattle Transit Blog 5/14 1:00A Nathan Dickey
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced grant funding for planning and development of high speed rail (HSR) in several corridors across the USA . Lucid Stew, a YouTube channel dedicated to HSR in the USA, is doing a series of...

9th Annual Affordable Housing Week Starts Today

Seattle Transit Blog 5/13 1:00A Nathan Dickey
The Affordable Housing Consortium (HDC), whose membership encompasses all of the major nonprofit housing developers in King County, as well as local housing authorities, financial institutions,...

East Link Lake Crossing Update

Seattle Transit Blog 5/12 1:00A Nathan Dickey
On May 9, Sound Transit s System Expansion Committee received a progress update (pdf) on the yet-to-be-opened portion of East Link, currently operating as the abbreviated 2 Line between South Bellevue...
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