Transportation http://kuow.org en No More Tunneling By Bertha Until March 2015 http://kuow.org/post/no-more-tunneling-bertha-until-march-2015 <p>State transportation officials say the tunnel machine now stuck beneath the downtown Seattle waterfront won't resume tunneling for another 10 months. Digging is now forecast to resume in March 2015.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:05:39 +0000 John Ryan 32984 at http://kuow.org No More Tunneling By Bertha Until March 2015 Building Seattle's Future Around Transit http://kuow.org/post/building-seattles-future-around-transit <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds speaks with Josh Brower, member of the Seattle Planning Commission, about how the transit focus might affect his neighborhood in Beacon Hill.</p><p>The transit focus is one of the three planning alternatives&nbsp;being considered for&nbsp;<a href="http://2035.seattle.gov/">Seattle 2035</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:19:27 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Posey Gruener 32806 at http://kuow.org Building Seattle's Future Around Transit No Access To Route 530 Is Next ‘Emergency’ For Darrington Residents http://kuow.org/post/no-access-route-530-next-emergency-darrington-residents <p></p><p>A month after the devastating mudslide near Oso, Wash., a mile of state Route 530 still sits under landslide debris.</p><p>As the people from this tiny community and the neighboring towns try to move on, they’re battling a major transportation issue with their daily commute to work. &nbsp;Many of them are adding hours to their drive time to go around the mudslide. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:37:35 +0000 Sara Lerner 32795 at http://kuow.org No Access To Route 530 Is Next ‘Emergency’ For Darrington Residents Referendum Puts Seattle Rideshare Rules On Hold http://kuow.org/post/referendum-puts-seattle-rideshare-rules-hold <p></p><p>Seattle’s new regulations on rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber were supposed to take effect this week, but now they’re on hold. That’s because a group, backed by rideshare businesses, has filed signatures for a ballot referendum to bring the rideshare rules to a public vote. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:11:48 +0000 Amy Radil 32777 at http://kuow.org Referendum Puts Seattle Rideshare Rules On Hold For Darrington And Oso, A Long Road Back To Normal http://kuow.org/post/darrington-and-oso-long-road-back-normal <p>The shock is wearing off in Darrington and Oso.</p><p>Nearly a month after the devastating mudslide destroyed a neighborhood and wiped out the highway between the two towns, people are trying to find a "new normal" in a place where nothing will be the same again. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:36:39 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 32776 at http://kuow.org For Darrington And Oso, A Long Road Back To Normal How To Grow An Urban Village In Ballard http://kuow.org/post/how-grow-urban-village-ballard <p></p><p>Seattle is expecting 120,000 new residents over the next 20 years. To guide its growth, the city is currently drawing up a new comprehensive plan called, <a href="http://2035.seattle.gov/">Seattle 2035</a>.</p><p>City officials are seeking public input on the three options on the table: urban centers, urban villages and transit. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:50:02 +0000 Ross Reynolds 32764 at http://kuow.org How To Grow An Urban Village In Ballard King County Prop 1 Vote Expected To Be 'Surprisingly Close' http://kuow.org/post/king-county-prop-1-vote-expected-be-surprisingly-close <p>Even before the Washington State Legislature failed to pass a transportation funding package this session, <a href="http://kuow.org/post/king-county-executive-constantines-plan-b-metro">King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the county would not wait for the state</a>.</p><p>Constantine said King County would go it alone and ask its voters to pay more money for King County Metro Transit and for road projects. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:39:45 +0000 Bill Radke 32740 at http://kuow.org King County Prop 1 Vote Expected To Be 'Surprisingly Close' Will King County’s Prop 1 Fix Metro’s Bumpy Ride? http://kuow.org/post/will-king-county-s-prop-1-fix-metro-s-bumpy-ride <p>Low-income transit passengers say the last few years have been difficult in King County with multiple fare increases and the end of the ride free zone in Seattle. But they are torn about whether to support Proposition 1, which would raise taxes in order to maintain existing Metro transit service. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:42:53 +0000 Amy Radil 32418 at http://kuow.org Will King County’s Prop 1 Fix Metro’s Bumpy Ride? 'Disaster Inside Of A Disaster,' The Closure Of Highway 530 http://kuow.org/post/disaster-inside-disaster-closure-highway-530 <p>It's been three weeks since the massive mudslide hit the town of Oso, Wash. The closure of Highway 530 is just one of the many challenges facing the local residents.</p><p>Steve Scher talks with Travis Phelps, spokesman for the Department of Transportation, about the challenges of restoring Highway 530. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:48:44 +0000 Steve Scher, Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 32387 at http://kuow.org 'Disaster Inside Of A Disaster,' The Closure Of Highway 530 The Way To Go: Kate Ascher On Transportation And Infrastructure http://kuow.org/post/way-go-kate-ascher-transportation-and-infrastructure <p></p><p>Steve Scher sits down with urban development consultant Kate Ascher to talk about her new book, "The Way To Go: Moving By Land, Sea and Air." Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:06:16 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 32406 at http://kuow.org The Way To Go: Kate Ascher On Transportation And Infrastructure Prop 1 Vote Looms, Public Internet Utility, And Mayor Murray's First 100 Days http://kuow.org/post/prop-1-vote-looms-public-internet-utility-and-mayor-murrays-first-100-days <p></p><p><a href="http://kuow.org/post/prop-1-debate-king-countys-plan-fund-metro-transit">King County Metro Transit's Proposition One</a> would raise taxes to prevent bus service cuts and fund some road projects. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is calling the need for a more reliable <a href="http://kuow.org/post/seattle-reconsidering-building-city-owned-broadband-network">high-speed Internet service</a>, and all that drilling under the Alaskan Way Viaduct is hurting at least one nearby business.</p><p>Steve Scher talks over those stories and more of the week's news news analyst Joni Balter, political analyst C.R. Douglas for Q13 Fox News, Crosscut's Knute Berger and Livewire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:01:14 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 32402 at http://kuow.org Prop 1 Vote Looms, Public Internet Utility, And Mayor Murray's First 100 Days Oregon, Washington Consider Alternative To Amtrak For Cascades Rail Service http://kuow.org/post/oregon-washington-consider-alternative-amtrak-cascades-rail-service <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/041014CL_trains_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon and Washington might turn to a private company to operate its Cascades rail service.<p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:07:41 +0000 Chris Lehman 32360 at http://kuow.org Oregon, Washington Consider Alternative To Amtrak For Cascades Rail Service Kirkland City Council Endorses Prop 1 Despite Concerns http://kuow.org/post/kirkland-city-council-endorses-prop-1-despite-concerns <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen about why the city voted to support the transportation funding measure despite reservations.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:06:16 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32216 at http://kuow.org Kirkland City Council Endorses Prop 1 Despite Concerns Statewide Special Patrols To Crack Down On Distracted Driving Starting Thursday http://kuow.org/post/statewide-special-patrols-crack-down-distracted-driving-starting-thursday <p></p><p>You’ve probably heard the slogan “Click It or Ticket” to promote seatbelt safety. Now, Washington state is joining in a new national campaign to target people who text and drive.</p><p>Special patrols will be out statewide, starting Thursday, with a new snappy slogan to add: “U-Drive, U-Text, U-Pay.” Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:04:23 +0000 Liz Jones 32182 at http://kuow.org Statewide Special Patrols To Crack Down On Distracted Driving Starting Thursday Seattle Bike Sharing To Roll Out In September http://kuow.org/post/seattle-bike-sharing-roll-out-september <p></p><p>Steve Scher talks with Holly Houser, executive director of <a href="http://pugetsoundbikeshare.org/">Puget Sound Bike Share,</a> about how Seattle's forthcoming bike sharing program will work. This September, Puget Sound Bike Share will roll out to four neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, the University District and downtown. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:37:08 +0000 Steve Scher & Andy Hurst 32128 at http://kuow.org Seattle Bike Sharing To Roll Out In September