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How an imperfect storm of events disrupted Sound Transit

How an imperfect storm of events disrupted Sound Transit

Riders on Sound Transit’s light rail endured more hassles than usual, as four different kinds of incidents disrupted service between Friday night and Monday morning. Wind-related power outages, a minor train crash with a motor vehicle, other track blockages and a...

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WA ferry system scraps timeline for resuming normal service

WA ferry system scraps timeline for resuming normal service

After several years of trying to predict when normal ferry service might return, Washington State Ferries is now acknowledging what most regular riders likely already suspected: Until new boats come online four to five years from now, normal service is not possible....

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Sound Transit looks to other cities as it considers fare gates

Sound Transit looks to other cities as it considers fare gates

For every two passengers who pay for their light rail trips in Seattle, at least one more skips the fare. Fare dodging happens for all to see post-pandemic, in a gateless system that relies on the willingness of riders to buy fare cards or tickets, along with sporadic...

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Atlanta’s Incredible Shrinking Transit Plan

Atlanta’s Incredible Shrinking Transit Plan

In Brief: MARTA is indefinitely delaying about half the projects that it planned to build with the proceeds of a sales tax approved by voters in 2016. It is also pursuing bus rapid transit on two corridors that were originally planned for light rail. Advocates and...

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Three things we learned from Sound Transit’s CEO exit deal

Three things we learned from Sound Transit’s CEO exit deal

The Dec. 15 board decision, referred to by Sound Transit board members as both a mutual agreement and a severance package, has raised questions about whether Timm is leaving voluntarily or if she was coaxed out. The agency also didn’t publish the full “transition...

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What’s on the transportation agenda for WA lawmakers

What’s on the transportation agenda for WA lawmakers

If it were up to him, Sen. Marko Liias would focus solely on traffic safety in the 2024 legislative session. But as the cost of highway projects and fish passages has skyrocketed, next year’s transportation agenda has been rewritten in recent months, forcing lawmakers...

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