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  1. WA: King County Agrees to Sell Downtown Seattle Bus Station for Convention Center ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 27 | Mass Transit

    June 27--The Metropolitan King County Council voted 8-0 on Monday to sell a four-acre bus station in downtown Seattle for $162 million, so the Washington State Convention Center can double in size. The project ought to provide 6,000 construction jobs and 2,300 long-term hospitality jobs, sponsors estimate.

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  2. Transit Accelerator: Better Buses in OaklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Earlier this month, NACTO, in partnership with TransitCenter, led a comprehensive series of workshops with Oakland's new Department of Transportation and Oakland's regional transit agency, AC Transit. This work is part of an initiative that is taking the concepts from the Transit Street Design Guide from book to implementation in four cities across the country.

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  3. WA: Suit Dropped, City Agrees to 8 Lanes Near Ferry TerminalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | Mass Transit

    March 14--Government plans for an eight-lane boulevard near the state ferry terminal will move forward, after the Alliance for Pioneer Square dropped its legal challenge to what it called "a daunting environment" for people walking. In return, the city of Seattle promised to remove two bus lanes - and make the 111-foot-wide roadbed narrower - once Sound Transit light-rail trains to West Seattle begin running, aimed for 2030.

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  4. Community Transit Proposes New Bus ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Community Transit has proposed to add 21,000 service hours, or about six percent more bus service, in the next year. The proposal would expand service in September 2017 and March 2018, bringing Snohomish County bus riders improved transit connections, a new route to the Paine Field manufacturing area, more weekday trips to Seattle and UW, and improved Sunday bus service with more frequent buses and later hours on some routes.

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  5. WA: Bellevue Transit Tunnel Underway, but no Giant Drill for This JobRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Feb. 25--Digging has begun on Bellevue's future downtown transit tunnel, but there's no Bertha or any other giant drill with a famous nickname. Instead, the team will use ordinary construction machines with carving attachments - and occasionally handheld power tools - to dig the tunnel.

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  6. Sound Transit East Link Tunnel Construction is Underway in Downtown BellevueRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Sound Transit briefed elected officials and media on East Link light rail tunnel construction that is now underway in downtown Bellevue. Crews are excavating at the south portal site at 112th Ave. Northeast and Main.

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  7. WA: While Transit Use Declines Elsewhere, it's Booming in SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Feb. 23--Transit ridership in the increasingly crowded Seattle area grew more than 4 percent last year, even as most big metro areas across the U.S. lost passengers. The pace of growth was double that of Houston and Milwaukee, the next-highest-ranked cities, where rider counts increased just over 2 percent.

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  8. Sound Transit Selects Max J. Kuney Company for the Bel-Red Section of the East Link ExtensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | Mass Transit

    The Sound Transit Board of Directors recently selected Max J. Kuney Company to build the Bel-Red/130th Station and guideway that will serve East Link Extension trains when light rail service begins in 2023. The $93 million contract includes constructing an at-grade station located between 130th and 132nd Avenues NE at NE Spring Blvd. in the Bel-Red corridor.

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  9. WA: For Thousands, Light Rail Could be the Only Way Through Downtown Seattle Next YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Jan. 27--Seattle is on a collision course between construction and transportation by fall 2018, when a pair of major projects will push buses out of the downtown transit tunnel. Streets on the surface are considered too full to add traffic, and an additional 10,000 housing units and 11 million square feet of offices are already being built.

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  10. WA: For Thousands, Light Rail Will be the Only Way Through Downtown Seattle Next YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Jan. 27--Seattle is on a collision course between construction and transportation by fall 2018, when a pair of major projects will push buses out of the downtown transit tunnel. Streets on the surface are considered too full to add traffic, and an additional 10,000 housing units and 11 million square feet of offices are already being built.

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  11. WA: More Battery-Powered Electric Buses Coming to Metro TransitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Jan. 10--King County Metro will buy more than 100 battery-powered electric buses, following what officials called a successful test in Bellevue last year. These buses connect to an overhead docking station to recharge their batteries.

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  12. Limited Community Transit Service on Martin Luther King Jr. DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Community Transit will run local buses within Snohomish County on regular schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan.16. Commuter service to and from downtown Seattle and the University District will be reduced that day.

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  13. WA: More than 100 Years Ago, Streetcars Ran Throughout Seattle. Here's How they Met their Demise.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | Mass Transit

    In 1889 Frank Osgood unveiled Seattle's first electric streetcar, phasing out horse-drawn streetcars, and by 1891 streetcars and freight cars shared tracks from Interbay to Ballard. The engineering firm Stone & Webster bought up the streetcar lines, and in 1902 opened a Seattle-Tacoma Interurban Railway, with stops in Rainier Beach and Kent.

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  14. King County Metro Launches a Transit GO Ticketa Mobile AppRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Riders who don't want to pay cash to ride transit now have a new way to pay. King County Metro Transit is launching the Puget Sound region's first-ever mobile ticket app - Transit GO Ticket - allowing riders to buy and redeem transit tickets on their mobile device without needing cash to ride.

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  15. WA: Seattle Builds Lots of New Apartments, but Not So Many Parking SpotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Dec. 03--As Seattle grows into a larger and denser city, urban renters are giving up a long-held luxury: the apartment-building parking space. It's now common for buildings to open completely free of parking in a city where, not long ago, the average renter was guaranteed spots for one or two cars.

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  16. WA: Employers, Contractors, Unions Bankroll Sound Transit 3 PushRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Campaigners for this fall's Sound Transit ballot measurehave raised 10 times as much money as their opponents, thanks to companies and groups that could benefit. These include not only engineering firms, contractors and labor unions that earn income from infrastructure projects, but famed Seattle-area corporations whose workers would ride light rail, Sounder trains and buses.

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  17. WA: Debaters of ST3 Agree it's a "Moonshot" ... Just Not for the Same ReasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Sound Transit 3 opponent Kevin Wallace and transit-board member Claudia Balducci agreed in a Tuesday night debate that the mammoth, 25-year, $54 billion ballot measure qualifies as "a moonshot." "Our moonshot plan shouldn't be light rail to Issaquah.

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