4th & Battery (SDOT Photo)
- Rampant bus-lane violations continue, but SDOT’s request to SPD for more enforcement appears to have been drafted but never sent.
- The Legislature is rightly looking to expand the distracted driving ban to include email and web browsing ($), not covered by the 2007 law.
- Republican Senators troll Governor Inslee, dropping a bill to kill Bertha and cancel the project. Just as quickly, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Curtis King (R-Yakima) kills it. ($)
- Publicola looks at the political process for ST3
- HB 1180 (ST3 authority) was heard yesterday by the House Transportation Committee (video here). Overwhelmingly supportive testimony runs from 15:30 to 93:00.
- Car vs. Link crash in Columbia City last Sunday. The scene was cleared in less than 10 minutes, and delays were minimal. Bravo!
- Mr Kubly Goes to Ostrava: frustrated by First Hill streetcar delays, SDOT Director Scott Kubly will make to trip to the Czech manufacturer. (Meanwhile, one of the streetcars is at sea near the Azores.)
- Under a new lease deal, Metro will pay the City of Renton 50% more for 25% fewer Park & Ride spaces at Renton Transit Center.
- Parts of NE 43rd and Brooklyn Ave NE have reopened to traffic.
- “A person walking their dog, and the dog takes a dump on your front lawn, you expect them to clean up after themselves.” – Senator Hasegawa on why Sound Transit should pay for residential parking permits. Thankfully, Martin follows that quote with something much more sensible.
- What is the future of Sea-Tac Airport? Another terminal? More satellite gates? ($)
- No more Route 2 misery. Spring St to get bus lanes this summer between 3rd and 6th.
- What do you think of a Swiss style tram from Port Angeles to Hurricane Ridge?
This is an open thread.