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I-90 Bus Routes Changing in September

For riders heading to the Eastside, the last downtown Seattle bus stop at 5th Avenue South and South Jackson Street will move to 2nd Avenue Extension South and South Jackson Street. Eastbound buses will also stop at the new stop at S. Charles St. before merging onto I-90.

For riders heading to the Eastside, the last downtown Seattle bus stop at 5th Avenue South and South Jackson Street will move to 2nd Avenue Extension South and South Jackson Street. Eastbound buses will also stop at the new stop at S. Charles St. before merging onto I-90.

    I-90 Bus Routes Changing in September
    King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit released the September 2018 service changes to I-90 bus routes, prompted by the closure of the Rainier Freeway Station. Construction of Judkins Park Link Station, part of East Link, requires the closure of the Rainier Freeway Station and the I-90 bus ramp that connects buses to the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT).
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Jan 04

News Roundup: The Case for the Subway

28 story residential tower (eventually) coming to 8th & Cherry.

    News Roundup: The Case for the Subway
    The subway built New York; now it must be repaired at any price ($). Jonathan Mahler's survey of the history and present of the New York subway is a tour de force. If you read only one thing this week, make it this.
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Dec 28

No Clear Consensus on Routes 3/4

...geographic lines; First Hill Improvement Association and WHEEL (which operates a women’s shelter near 8th and James) opposed the change, while Yesler Terrace Community Council supported it.  Supporters cited better reliability and...

...keeping with this split feedback, Metro plans to study a variety of options using both James and Yesler.  The agency will study transit priority measures on James, to see if there is any...

    No Clear Consensus on Routes 3/4
    Metro recently released a summary of community feedback on its proposal to move a short segment of routes 3 and 4 from James St to Yesler Wy. As we've come to expect with proposals to change the oldest parts of Metro's network, the feedback was deeply muddled.
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Dec 13

When can Public Infrastructure be Repurposed?

The conversation over the tunnel’s future continues tonight with a free panel discussion to explore alternative solutions for the tunnel co-hosted by Recharge the Battery and Design in Public starting at 6:30 pm at Seattle’s Center for Architecture and Design at 1010 Western Avenue.

    When can Public Infrastructure be Repurposed?
    When the Alaskan Way Viaduct undergoes demolition next year, WSDOT plans to use the Battery Street Tunnel as a disposal site for the Viaduct's debris, but a group of residents is pushing for a second life for the 65-year old tunnel.
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Dec 07

Imagining a Post-Carbon Transportation System

The opening reception for the free exhibit is today between 6pm – 8pm and will run through February 17, 2018, at the Center for Architecture & Design located at 1010 Western Avenue.

    Imagining a Post-Carbon Transportation System
    As automobiles began taking over cities in the early 1900s, an exhibit at the 1939 New York World's fair titled "Futurama" gave visitors a glimpse of a city twenty years in the future where cars ruled the landscape.
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Nov 22

RapidRide H (Metro 120) Is Having a Second Survey

...retail, or as a transfer point with 128 & 60 (which can be harmlessly moved to 17th & Roxbury...

    RapidRide H (Metro 120) Is Having a Second Survey
    Planning for the conversion of King County Metro route 120 into RapidRide H has begun a second round of community input. Most of the alignment will be exactly how route 120 runs today. However, the alignments north of downtown, through White Center, and near Burien Transit Center, are being reconsidered, as is stop spacing.
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Nov 20

ST Plans Zero-Cost Land Transfer for Affordable Housing

In a joint project, Bellwether Housing and Plymouth Housing Group propose building a high-rise apartment with 308 subsidized units on a half-acre parcel near the corner of Madison Street and Boylston Avenue.

    ST Plans Zero-Cost Land Transfer for Affordable Housing
    On Thursday, the Sound Transit Board approved a zero-cost land transfer to two affordable housing developers for a parcel of land in the First Hill neighborhood valued at $8.6M. In a joint project, Bellwether Housing and Plymouth Housing Group propose building a high-rise apartment with 308 subsidized units on a half-acre parcel near the corner of Madison Street and Boylston Avenue.
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Oct 21

Issues to Watch in the Seattle ST3 Alignment

Midtown Station. The default is for this station is 5th & Madison, which is well within the walkshed of today’s stations. Pushing the station further up...

    Issues to Watch in the Seattle ST3 Alignment
    Last month, Sound Transit announced an ambitious plan to wrap up alternatives analysis in 18 months for the Ballard-to-West Seattle ST3 plan. They're not promising that this will actually bring delivery forward from 2030 for West Seattle and 2035 for Ballard, but it should reduce risk of further slippage.
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Oct 12

Yesler Way Bridge Reopens, Ending Transit Detours

After 16 months of construction, the Yesler Way Bridge over 4th and 5th avenues has been reopened to traffic on Tuesday. Several bus routes that were affected by...

...that were affected by the long-term closure have resumed normal operations. Bus stops at Yesler Way & 3rd Avenue and Terrace Street & 5th Avenue have been re-opened...

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...long-term closure have resumed normal operations. Bus stops at Yesler Way & 3rd Avenue and Terrace Street & 5th Avenue have been re-opened...

    Yesler Way Bridge Reopens, Ending Transit Detours
    After 16 months of construction, the Yesler Way Bridge over 4th and 5th avenues has been reopened to traffic on Tuesday. Several bus routes that were affected by the long-term closure have resumed normal operations. Bus stops at Yesler Way & 3rd Avenue and Terrace Street & 5th Avenue have been re-opened.
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Oct 09

SODO Connections Project Focuses on Alternative Service

...of our Community Connections work, Metro is working to implement Transit Signal Priority (TSP) at 4th Avenue S & S Lander Street in coordination with SDOT. TSP at this location will grant the Routes 21 and 116...

...and high-quality regional connections of the busway in favor of an asymmetric jog between 4th Ave S and Airport Way, a service pattern that provides no truly convenient two-way Link transfer south of Pioneer...

    SODO Connections Project Focuses on Alternative Service
    A couple of months ago, I blurbed a survey for King County Metro's Community Connections project, which was seeking input from people who work in Seattle's SODO district, a mostly-industrial and commercial area immediately south of downtown. I noticed that the SODO Connections project seemed very focused on alternative service - i.e.
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Sep 30

West Seattle & Ballard Link Get Green Light

...at Madison Street and the existing Westlake station. It would continue on to stations at Westlake Avenue and Denny Way, Harrison Street and Aurora Avenue, and Mercer Street and Queen Anne Avenue. Through the Interbay...

...on to stations at Westlake Avenue and Denny Way, Harrison Street and Aurora Avenue, and Mercer Street and Queen Anne Avenue. Through the Interbay area, the tracks would be elevated and stop near the Magnolia Bridge...

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...Ballard Bridge, but still subject to occasional openings), would bring trains to their terminus at 15th Avenue & Market Street...

    West Seattle & Ballard Link Get Green Light
    On Thursday, the Sound Transit Board signed off on a $285.9 million budget for preliminary engineering for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Project, as well as a $24.4 million contract with HNTB to start project development. The project will include both extensions, despite their planned operation as separate lines, and will be the first ST3-original component to be planned.
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Sep 26

Sound Transit Rebuffs Claims Agency Misled Voters, Senate Investigation Begins Tuesday

The first work session is scheduled for this afternoon at Kent City Council Chambers (220 Fourth Ave. S) starting at 1 pm. The second work session will be held October 5 at the city of Everett’s Community Resource Center School Board Room (3900 Broadway Avenue) at 1pm.

    Sound Transit Rebuffs Claims Agency Misled Voters, Senate Investigation Begins Tuesday
    This afternoon the Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold the first of to "investigate" Sound Transit. Longtime opponents of light rail, State Senators Steve O'Ban, R-University Place, and Dino Rossi, R-Sammamish, requested the hearings, claiming the transit agency "may have engaged in a systematic effort to confuse and misrepresent the impact and cost of the Sound Transit 3 authorization to legislators and the public."
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Sep 22

News Roundup: Frequency in Tri-Cities

Capitol Hill NSF projects roll on through the design process, notably including reader David Seater’s proposed improvements to John St east of Broadway.

    News Roundup: Frequency in Tri-Cities
    Rob Johnson drops his push to make Uptown upzone more aggressive due to public comment. Show up to meetings, everyone. Ben Franklin Transit (serving the Tri-Cities) launches a restructured network that's designed to to improve frequency and directness on core routes, and extend the span of service.
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Sep 18

Fix Route 12 for Colman Dock Accessibility

...to Third easy, because it has no stop near Third.  Uphill stops are located on Marion at First, near the end of the Colman Dock bridge; at Second; and then on the far...

...should be easy to fix.  There is no physical obstacle to locating a stop on Marion at Third, next to the north side of the Central Building.  To maintain schedule and reasonable stop...

    Fix Route 12 for Colman Dock Accessibility
    The south half of downtown, set on a steep hill, has always presented accessibility problems. With elevation changes of as much as 50 feet per block, people with impaired mobility frequently have difficulty traveling even one block in the east-west direction.
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