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Everything you need to know about Sea-Tac Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, or Sea-Tac, is a local behemoth—an airport in an aviation town. Here’s how to eat, navigate, and relax as you wait for your flight.

Paine Field Airport: Everything you need to know

Our guide on how to eat, navigate, and relax

A quick guide to Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel

Everything you need to know about the toll road lurking beneath downtown.

Car-tab gutting initiative likely to pass—and projects are already being put on pause

The initiative, which is leading by 10 points, would slash vehicle registration fees, but wipe out funding for transit and road projects—even voter-approved local measures.

Trailhead Direct performance shows demand for transit to trails

The Seattle hiking shuttle’s ridership grew 75 percent in its second year—but its future is unclear.

Seattle’s long history of transit funding

The Emerald City’s reliance on car tabs is fueled by a complicated history.

A quick guide to the Seattle Center Monorail

The monorail is more than a tourist trap. Here’s our guide to where to board, how to pay, and the future of the line.

The Seattle Monorail takes a big step toward transit integration

Now nearly 60 years old, the Monorail will finally accept ORCA cards—and even some transfers—thanks to an agreement between the operator and Seattle Center.

Seattle Uber and Lyft tax would help pay for downtown streetcar

The funds raised would also go toward affordable housing, Mayor Jenny Durkan said.

Micromobility a macro solution to Seattle region’s congestion: report

Nearly half of the region’s automobile trips are under 3 miles and more than 1 in 5 is under 1 mile. Bike or scooter instead?

Seattle starts the electric scooter process

The city has long resisted an electric scooter share—but is about to start catching up.

Center City Connector streetcar project keeps inching forward

The fraught streetcar project just got a loan from the city to figure out exactly what it needs to keep going.

King Street Station was Seattle’s long-awaited link to the rest of the nation

Thanks to an innovative Canadian impresario who built a pass through the mountains—and an opulent train station to go along with it

Take a first look at Sound Transit’s new light rail trains

Brand-new vehicles, going into service next year, have more leg room and additional bike hooks.

Seattle explores its options for congestion pricing

The city says it wants to find an equitable way to toll city streets

35th Avenue NE improvements won’t include protected bike lanes

SDOT made a long-awaited call on a controversial project

Where’s my bus? Stop changes and new corridors coming to downtown Seattle

King County Metro is going through some changes

Washington State could set scooter-share guidelines

A bill in the State Legislature would lay out a general framework, but leave cities free to make their own rules

Sounder train will make weekend trips for Mariners games

The Sounder train will start running before and after select weekend Mariners games so folks on the Sounders line don’t have to get behind the wheel to get into the stands.

Former DC transportation planner confirmed as new SDOT director

Sam Zimbabwe has been basically on the job for a while now

Looking back on Seattle streetcars and trolleys

We’re building out a new line—the latest in a long history.

Center City Connector streetcar gets the green light—and a much longer timeline

After months on hold, the streetcar project is back on with an updated plan

Seattle mayor picks DC transportation planner to lead SDOT

The nomination still needs City Council approval

New coalition pushes for deeper investment in Seattle’s transit

It’s called Move All Seattle Sustainably, or MASS