Mexican program offers bus money for public service
by Global Press News 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
by Goorish Wibneh
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
by Venice Buhain
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
Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers rally for better wages
by Jovelle Tamayo
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
by Venice Buhain
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
by Venice Buhain
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
by Tom James
South Seattle residents weigh pros and cons of the city's new "road diet" transportation plan for high-fatality Rainier Avenue.
Aug 4, 2015
Can’t hack fare hikes? Metro now offers a discount ORCA card
by Karina Mazhukhina
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
by Julie Feng
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
by Emilie Schwartz
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
The little Latvian church that survived light rail expansion
by Walker Orenstein
What happens when you mess with Seattle's Latvian community?
Jun 23, 2014
New Lyft driver sees potential in spite of rideshare caps
by Sanda Htyte
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
by Anna Goren
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
by Jillian Stampher
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
by Paulina Phelps
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
A long commute through Pakistan’s Tribal Areas
by Mohammad Ismail
My friend and I squeeze in the front seat of the pickup. We’re lucky–others are stuck in the back without seats in the freezing winter, getting tossed in the air when the driver crests the hills. It was another one of those days when I would travel between my home in Dera Ismail Khan and […]
Jan 17, 2013
Female cab drivers break into India’s hostile male profession
by Aparna Alluri
Chandni Gautam, above, is one of the first of her kind; a female cab driver in India. Gautam works for a company employing and training women to become cab drivers and chauffeurs. But the job is about more than getting a license. It means going to work in openly hostile field, where road rage, physical threats […]
Aug 21, 2012
South Seattle immigrant communities fight uphill battle for transportation
by Kat Chow
Getting from point A to point B isn’t easy for 68-year-old Tuyet Mhi Mai. Especially when those points are her daughter’s crowded Lake City home and service classes or work in South Seattle. Since the King County Metro reduced bus route 42 because it runs parallel to the Light Rail, Mai’s commute is a little more […]
May 14, 2012