transportation http://kuow.org en 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 Urged To Support Oil Train Funding, Northwest Senator Seeks Answers http://kuow.org/post/urged-support-oil-train-funding-northwest-senator-seeks-answers <p>Fellow U.S. senators are calling on Washington’s Patty Murray to support major investments in oil train safety, but first she wants some answers. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:15:42 +0000 Tony Schick 32112 at http://kuow.org Urged To Support Oil Train Funding, Northwest Senator Seeks Answers Megaloads Opponents Seek More Public Input http://kuow.org/post/megaloads-opponents-seek-more-public-input <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040414CL_megaloads_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The latest dispute over whether huge megaload trucks should be allowed on Northwest roads is currently in Oregon.<p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:02:08 +0000 Chris Lehman 32043 at http://kuow.org Megaloads Opponents Seek More Public Input Popular King County Bus Routes On The Chopping Block If Prop. 1 Fails http://kuow.org/post/popular-king-county-bus-routes-chopping-block-if-prop-1-fails <p></p><p>King County Metro says if voters don’t approve Proposition 1, the agency will have to cut 70 bus routes. The three most popular lines on the chopping block are routes 4, 21 and 72.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:44:39 +0000 Joshua McNichols 31964 at http://kuow.org Popular King County Bus Routes On The Chopping Block If Prop. 1 Fails After Fatalities Nationwide, Washington Regulators Target Party Buses http://kuow.org/post/after-fatalities-nationwide-washington-regulators-target-party-buses <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040414AJ_PartyBus_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>These days an old fashioned stretch limo can look a bit stodgy. The new rage is party buses.<p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:09:51 +0000 Austin Jenkins 32039 at http://kuow.org After Fatalities Nationwide, Washington Regulators Target Party Buses Prop 1 Debate: King County's Plan To Fund Metro Transit http://kuow.org/post/prop-1-debate-king-countys-plan-fund-metro-transit <p></p><p></p><p>Steve Scher moderates a debate over the upcoming King County special election ballot measure. If <a href="http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections2/contests/measureinfo.aspx?cid=47942&amp;eid=1260" target="_blank">Proposition 1 </a>passes, it would increase the annual car tab fee to $60 and raise the county's sales tax by 0.1 percent or 10 cents on a $100 purchase for 10 years. If it fails, King County Metro Transit predicts it will have to cut service by 17 percent. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:16:53 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 31921 at http://kuow.org Prop 1 Debate: King County's Plan To Fund Metro Transit Seattle Cab Drivers Sue Ridesharing Company Uber http://kuow.org/post/seattle-cab-drivers-sue-ridesharing-company-uber <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with Dawn Gearhart, spokesperson for <a href="http://www.teamstertaxi.org/">Teamsters Local 117</a>, about why the Western Washington Taxi Cab Operators Association has filed a lawsuit against the app-based transportation company Uber for unlawful and deceptive business practices.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:02:39 +0000 Andy Hurst & Marcie Sillman 31314 at http://kuow.org Seattle Cab Drivers Sue Ridesharing Company Uber KOMO Helicopter Crash, State Ferries, And Minimum Wage Phase-In Proposal http://kuow.org/post/komo-helicopter-crash-state-ferries-and-minimum-wage-phase-proposal <p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he'll review the city's regulations on helicopter use following Tuesday's crash of a&nbsp;<a href="http://kuow.org/post/fatal-news-helicopter-crash-seattle-center-injured-man-improving">KOMO&nbsp;News helicopter that killed two and injured one</a>. <a href="http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-ferries-chief-resign">Washington State Ferries chief David Moseley </a>announces his resignation. Plus, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant says she'll support a gradual phase-in of the $15 minimum wage for small businesses and nonprofits.&nbsp;</p><p>Steve Scher reviews these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, Crosscut's Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and Livewire host Luke Burbank.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:35:12 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 31039 at http://kuow.org KOMO Helicopter Crash, State Ferries, And Minimum Wage Phase-In Proposal