Sri Lankan website offers “lady seats” to help women travel safely

In response to sexual assaults and harassment on long-distance buses, a Sri Lankan businessman says booking a "lady seat" could improve safety for women.
Apr 16, 2019

Screening of documentary film Bridging Urban America: The Story of Ralph Modjeski followed by Q&A with producers Basia and Leonard Myszynski

Bridging Urban America: The Story of Ralph Modjeski is a documentary about one of America’s greatest bridge designers and pioneer of the suspension bridges. From 1896 to 1936, Ralph Modjeski – a Polish-born and Paris-educated civil engineer – designed and built over 40 bridges, most of which are still in use today. Bridging Urban America […]
Jan 10, 2019

Sound Transit West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions South Lake Union-Seattle Center Neighborhood Forum

Join us at a neighborhood forum in South Lake Union for a deep dive into the latest project details and concepts and get a chance to share your insights. Here’s our agenda: Sign-in and check out project maps and background info (10 minutes) Watch a brief presentation that covers the project overview and new concepts […]
Apr 6, 2018

Sound Transit West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions Chinatown-International District Neighborhood Forum

Join us at a neighborhood forum in the Chinatown-International District for a deep dive into the latest project details and concepts and get a chance to share your insights. Here’s our agenda: • Sign-in and check out project maps and background info (10 minutes) • Watch a brief presentation that covers the project overview and […]
Andres Salomon talks with a supporter outside the UW Light Rail Station Wednesday after announcing that he's running for mayor. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Ecuadorian immigrant, bike advocate Andres Salomon announces run for mayor

In his campaign to unseat Ed Murray as mayor, software developer Andres Salomon looks to tie housing affordability and transportation to immigrant rights.
Feb 1, 2017

Mexican program offers bus money for public service

High school students, older residents and the disabled can exchange four hours of service a month for bus rides in some Nuevo León cities.
Oct 5, 2016

Interactive graphics reveal commuter challenges in King County

The Seattle Globalist and KBCS look at King County Metro by region and by route to see if all areas are getting an equitable share of service.
Aug 15, 2016

Feds set 2018 deadline for REAL ID at airport security

Proof of citizenship or U.S. residency isn't required for a standard Washington driver's license. The airport security rules will be enforced in 2018.
Jan 11, 2016
Taxi drivers Getachew Mersha (left) and Dawit Tesfaye lead a group of drivers and community members on their way to deliver a petition to Mayor Ed Murray's Office requesting rideshare drivers be allowed to unionize. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers rally for better wages

Uber and Lyft drivers are keeping up the pressure on Seattle elected officials to allow union representation for ride-share services.
Nov 18, 2015

Feds say WA drivers licenses won’t be good enough for airport security

U.S. residency or citizenship isn't required for standard Washington drivers licenses, meaning they soon won't be accepted at airports or federal buildings.
Oct 29, 2015

North Seattle International Students in fatal bus crash

Four North Seattle College students who were part of an International Student orientation were killed in a collision Thursday morning.
Sep 24, 2015

South Seattle transportation plan sparks hope and skepticism

South Seattle residents weigh pros and cons of the city's new "road diet" transportation plan for high-fatality Rainier Avenue.
Aug 4, 2015
discount ORCA card Don't miss the bus just because you can't afford rising fares. (Photo from Seattle Municipal Archives)

Can’t hack fare hikes? Metro now offers a discount ORCA card

Bus fares are going up again March 1st, but low-income riders may qualify for a new discount ORCA card program.
Feb 24, 2015

School bus cuts continue, despite southend shooting incident

An attempted kidnapping of students who’d been booted off their bus didn’t stop the Seattle School District from approving a new round of route cuts.
Jan 8, 2015

Ten tips for foreign drivers in Seattle

Seattle’s notoriously polite driving culture can pose a real challenge for drivers from other countries. Here are some tips to help.
Jul 31, 2014
Maija Riekstins leads choir practice at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Seattle. (Photo by Walker Orenstein)

The little Latvian church that survived light rail expansion

What happens when you mess with Seattle's Latvian community?
Jun 23, 2014

New Lyft driver sees potential in spite of rideshare caps

Seattle is now the first city in the nation to place driver limits on rideshares. A new Lyft driver weighs in on her experience with the company.
Mar 18, 2014

Metro’s last-ditch effort to save bus routes

Think your bus route is a pain? Try having no bus at all. Proposition 1 offers a last-ditch effort to save Metro bus routes, a threat to the livelihoods of low-income communities of color traveling from South Seattle.
Mar 14, 2014

Immigrant drivers switch sides in the taxi vs ride-share debate

Has the explosion of new ride-share services in Seattle hurt immigrant taxi operators? It depends on who they’re driving for.
Oct 30, 2013

Metro’s new foreign language plan off to a bumpy start

An ambitious plan to help non-English speaking residents better access bus services has already been tarnished by translation mistakes on Summer schedules.
Jul 29, 2013