Stories with 'transportation' tag

Civic Cocktail: Head Tax + Transportation

Presented in partnership with Seattle Channel Has mounting homelessness and massive growth brought Seattle to its boiling point? The controversy over Seattle’s new head tax has sparked a debate over how to spend the dollars and ignited an effort to overturn the business tax with a referendum. Marilyn Strickland, Seattle Chamber of Commerce CEO, and Seattle City Councilmember […]

/ May 31, 2018


Can you pay for another Seattle bus passenger’s fare? It’s complicated

In May, reader Lesa Sullivan was on a RapidRide bus when something caught her eye: a fare enforcement officer talking to a woman about an expired transfer ticket. Although Lesa offered to pay for the woman’s ticket with her ORCA card or cash, the officer refused to let her. What happened?

/ June 6, 2018


Is this ‘the most damning political scandal in recent Seattle history’? — Seattle’s week in 2 minutes

The Seattle Times dropped a bombshell on the city yesterday when it reported that our mayor’s being sued for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in the 1980s. Not only that, but two other men have come forward with similar accounts.

/ April 7, 2017


Even the Space Needle is worried about climate change: The week in Seattle in 2 minutes

Both the Space Needle and Gov. Jay Inslee are worried about climate change, Seattle is spending big and dreaming bigger about how to get around our crowded city, and a few ways to shake off that time visitors ranked us 37th out of the top 50 tourist markets in the country.

/ March 24, 2017