Tag: Seattle


Not Everyone in Seattle Is Excited About Autonomous Vehicles Coming

October 20, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Tech-industry experts, city planners and even Washington Gov. Jay Inslee have touted self-driving cars as a panacea, cutting congestion and vehicle emissions while reducing collisions. But an announcement Oct. 18 from Amazon’s self-driving car unit Zoox that it will soon […]


Port of Seattle Calls Off First Two Cruises of 2020 Season

March 12, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

The said sailings were planned for April 1 and April 5. They were ‘port of call’ sailings, which means that the vessel makes a one-day stop in Seattle on its way to a different destination. “This region is in a […]

Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Seattle Joins the Rush to Slow Down Traffic on City Streets

December 13, 2019

Via: Wired

Seattle is sprouting. Census Bureau figures released earlier this year show that the city added 15,000 people between summer 2017 and summer 2018, a 2.1 percent jump from the prior year, marking the Emerald City as the nation’s second-fastest-growing large […]

Travel & Public Transit

Sound Transit moves one step closer to LRVs crossing ‘floating bridge’

July 24, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Seattle’s Sound Transit is one step closer to the first-in-the-world achievement of operating light rail on a floating bridge as construction crews install the innovative track bridges that will enable light rail vehicles to transition onto the floating bridge, and […]


BMW’s Launching an Uber Competitor in Seattle

July 17, 2018

Via: Wired

IN THIS WACKY new world of bike shares, electric scooters, OneWheels, and transit apps, automotive companies aren’t quite famous for their inspired, innovative business moves. But today, BMW is sending up the industry’s latest trial balloon. And it’s headed straight […]


The Brilliant Vigilance of Seattle’s Huge New SR-99 Tunnel

June 13, 2018

Via: Wired

A fire caused by a car crash, inside a 2.5-mile tunnel under a major American city. It’s a terrifying idea, but if you want that kind of problem to ignite anywhere, it’s in the stretch of State Route 99 that, […]

Travel & Public Transit

Sound Transit ridership up 23% in 2016 systemwide

February 22, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Nearly forty-three million people rode Seattle’s Sound Transit trains and buses in 2016, a 23.1% system-wide increase over 2015. Link light rail ridership surged 65.8% with the opening of new stations serving Capitol Hill, the University of Washington, and Angle […]

Impact & Regulations

Seattle Bike Share system is being shut down

January 19, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

It’s not just about the helmets. A lot of people are blaming the helmet law in Seattle for the failure of the bike share system, including Janette Sadik-Kahn, who tweets: Janette Sadik-Khan @JSadikKhan NYC has no helmet law, 38 million […]