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Seattle among worst traffic in the world

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:35:50 UT

Seattle's traffic ranks in the top 25 worst in the world, according to INRIX's 2016 Global Traffic Scorecard.

Survey: How commuters get to downtown Seattle

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:12:41 UT

A new survey found that most commuters to downtown Seattle opt for a mode other than driving alone.

Multiple landslides block Seattle-area highways

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:31:59 UT

Maple Valley Highway's westbound lanes in Renton were the latest closure Thursday morning as rain-soaked hillsides continue to slide around the Seattle area.

Mercer Island to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT over light rail plans

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:40:49 UT

As light rail expansion plans continue to roll out, several Mercer Island residents are worried they're living on the wrong side of the tracks -- so much so that the city of Mercer Island announced its intention to sue Sound Transit and the state Department of Transportation over the loss of access to Interstate 90's high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

Car2go flexes Mercedes muscle at competing BMW car-share service

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:44:50 UT

Car-share company car2go is swapping out some of its tiny smart fortwo cars for Mercedes-Benz models, adding premium options akin to BMW's ReachNow service.

Update: Stevens, Snoqualmie passes now open

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:19:24 UT

The state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reopened I-90 in both directions over Snoqualmie Pass Friday morning.

Snoqualmie, other passes remain closed under heavy snow, high avalanche risk

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:39:13 UT

Snoqualmie, Stevens and White pass -- the three main east-west passes in Washington -- remained closed Thursday morning with no word on a reopening.

First Hill streetcar turns 1, look back at older Seattle streetcars

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:55:42 UT

As the First Hill streetcar turns 1 year old, let's look back at some of Seattle's streetcars of yore.

Study: Seattle-Tacoma region has 5 of nation's top 21 traffic bottlenecks

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:03:50 UT

Western Washington is on the national map for its traffic congestion.  A new study gives the Seattle-Tacoma area five of the 21 most congested bottlenecks in the U.S. highway system, with four more in the top-100 list.

Bertha back to digging after crews replace 300 cutting tools

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:54:36 UT

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday afternoon that Bertha was back to digging after yet another round of hyperbaric maintenance.

Uber sues Seattle to block union rules for drivers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:27:41 UT

Uber filed a suit seeking to stop implementation of rules that would allow Uber, Lyft and other for-hire drivers to organize as a union.

Seattle's bike share program is no more

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:07:00 UT

City officials quietly announced late Friday that Seattle would end the Pronto bike share program as planned but wouldn't hold the money aside to switch to a new service.

Study looks at biofuel for flights out of Sea-Tac

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:42:35 UT

Sea-Tac Airport could become one of the first major U.S. airports to start using biofuel for every flight that leaves its tarmac.

Bertha getting fresh cutterhead tools ahead of final quarter of tunnel drive

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:12:47 UT

Bertha is taking a breather of sorts before setting out on the last 25 percent of the tunnel drive.

Accidents close long stretch of I-90 eastbound

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 23:17:13 UT

Sixty miles of eastbound Interstate 90 were closed Saturday afternoon due to multiple collisions and spinouts in icy weather, the state transportation department (WSDOT) announced.