Category Archives: Transportation

Durkan joins past Seattle mayors willing to spend millions in overruns on near empty streetcars

At $286 million and $150 million above original cost estimates, the Center City Streetcar project receives Durkan’s blessing;  will our City Council buy this piece of underwater beachfront? Last week, Mayor Durkan announced her support of what now is the … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Politics, Transportation

Seattle’s struggle between economics, environment  

Is it possible to be both pro-growth and still green? The answer is NO. (This story was originally posted Feb 2, 2010) in OUTSIDE CITY HALL For decades, government and industry leaders and many who call themselves environmentalists have claimed … Continue reading

Posted in Density, Politics, Transportation, Trees, parks, and open space, Upzoning

Parking, affordability and transit

A neighborhood fight over tiny apartments with no parking leads to city hall proposing a Seattle-wide law to help developers By George Howland Jr, Contributing Writer On Phinney Ridge, the issues of parking, affordability and transit have collided. The site … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, George Howland articles, Neighborhoods, Politics, Transportation, Upzoning

The parents of Bertha’s expensive journey

Seattle’s biggest boondoggle and two of the candidates for Mayor must shoulder some of the blame  by Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, reprinted from Pacific Publishing newspapers  In April, the world’s largest boring machine, ‘Bertha’, finally broke through just … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Politics, Transportation

Outside City Hall: Vote NO on ST3 – the arguments against Sound Transit 3

Originally posted June 7th from an earlier column of ours.  We’ve reprinted it to remind you to Vote NO on ST3 Carolee Colter and John V. Fox, reprinted from May 2016 issues of Pacific Publishing News Before giving your support … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

A winning transportation platform for City Council candidates

by John V. Fox and Carolee Colter, Seattle Displacement Coalition – May 18, 2015 Recently, we got a call from a candidate for one of the new Seattle City Council district seats, asking for our thoughts on the main transportation … Continue reading

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