Posts for 'Transportation'

New bus service coming to Seattle starting in June

February 13th, 2015

On Tuesday, February 16 the City Council will vote on an agreement with King County Metro to add 225,000 hours of new bus service in Seattle during 2015. The funding comes thanks to Seattle voters’ approval of Proposition 1 last year. The increases will come online in June and September. Service will be increased to […]

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KC Metro begins work on Long Range Plan

February 6th, 2015

What should our transit system look like in 25 years? That’s what King County Metro is asking as it begins work on its Long Range Plan. There are numerous ways you can get involved. You can take a survey, send in a comment, or apply to join a community advisory group. More information is available […]

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December Council Edition

December 19th, 2014

The December episode of Council Edition is available online. Councilmembers Godden, Harrell and I join host Brian Callanan to discuss Downtown protests, the Viaduct, medical marijuana, cleaning up the Duwamish river, and more.  

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Poetry on Buses

November 3rd, 2014

The next time you’re crammed into an overcrowded bus, there may be poetry on board to help pass the time.

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40 Years of Street Musicians

September 15th, 2014

It wasn’t until 40 years ago that Seattle street musicians could collect donations for their performances.

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UP #354: Should we build rail on First Avenue downtown?

July 7th, 2014

This past Monday, the Council granted my request to delay voting on Resolution 31526, relating to the proposed Center City Connector (CCC) street rail project slated for First Avenue. The resolution would have both adopted the City Connector Transit Study Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) and would have endorsed efforts to pursue federal funding for the […]

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Urban Politics #351: Fair Funding for Metro Transit

May 19th, 2014

Can the regressive sales tax increase in the Mayor’s proposed Metro funding plan be avoided?

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Urban Politics #347: My Bold New Plan for Pedestrian Safety Downtown

April 1st, 2014

I’m introducing legislation to wrap foam padding around poles along sidewalks to reduce physical harm to inattentive pedestrian texters.

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Update on wheelchair-accessible taxis

February 28th, 2014

Yesterday the City Council voted to approve an amendment I introduced to reduce the requirements for wheelchair-accessible taxi license holders. It’s designed to create a fairer, more level playing field to ensure this vital service continues to operate. Wheelchair-accessible taxis provide a valuable service for disabled persons, who have fewer transportation options than most people. […]

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Crisis in Bus Service Funding, Continued

November 22nd, 2013

The crisis in bus service funding I wrote about earlier this year has not been resolved. King County Metro continues to face an annual shortfall of $75 million beginning in mid-2014. If new funding is not attained, service will need to be cut at that time. Metro released proposed service cuts in the event new […]

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