Link train at Westlake Station

(SounderBruce / flickr)

On April 26, 2007, Andrew Smith wrote a blog post launching Seattle Transit Blog.  At the time, Link hadn’t opened, there was no RapidRide, and the earthquake-damaged Alaskan Way Viaduct was still standing.  Ten years later, we have 16 Link stations and dozens more in the construction and planning phases, 6 RapidRide lines and counting and the Viaduct, well… let’s move on, shall we? :)

Thanks to the support of our readers we’ve been able to continually invest new resources in reporting on the stories you care about; stories about transit, transportation, and land use in the Puget Sound that don’t get the attention they deserve in the media.  Even though we’ve been at this for over a decade now, we’re nowhere near ready to quit.

If you value what we do, please consider making a donation to support us.  Over 100 new donors stepped up last year.  Nothing would please me more than to have 100 more new folks join in.  To those of you who signed up for a monthly subscription, thank you for your continued support!

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9 Replies to “Thanks for Ten Years of STB”

  1. Not used to Pay Pal. So gun-shy about putting my account number online. Any way to do this by phone or snail-mail?


    1. You can do a one time donation without them storing anything or creating an account. That’s how I donated because I also do not like to have Paypal storing my CC information.

    2. Hi Mark! Happy to accept checks. Drop me an email and I’ll send you a mailing address.

  2. Folks, it’s REALLY important to donate – preferably monthly – to keep this blog going.

    Maybe for you it’s the endorsements that many politicos consider the best bet of an election win…

    Maybe for you it’s good quality information about our transit agencies.

    Maybe for you it’s the good interactions with transit agencies and with one another.

    For me, it’s all of the above. You don’t want to be in my boat where relatively recently I was part of an aborted effort to provide some healthy media competition in the North by Northwest but partially due to lack of money the effort folded. Imagine a world without Seattle Transit Blog? I don’t. Please donate.

  3. Wow. It’s hard to over emphasize the effect this blog has had on my life. I literally owe my job, house and half my social circle to it.

    In 2009 I moved from Bellevue/Ft. Lewis to Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg. I immediately began to miss the area and started following local news (which I didn’t do so much while living here). I think it went Stranger which I followed a link to Publicola and then eventually a link to STB. Been here ever since. Following this blog really helped me put knowledge to my feelings about urbanism and solidified my thoughts about the kind of life I wanted to live.

    When I went on my last deployment to Afghanistan and my wife preemptively moved back to area, I had only one request for a place, for it be on Link. Thus when I got out she had just found and leased a place in Columbia City. While we eventually left that apartment in ’13 we only moved 3 blocks west and 4 south (*gasp* yes, sometimes even RENTERS develop ties a place).

    Through this blog many of us who founded Seattle Subway originally met and organized. Through this blog and Seattle Subway I’ve met most of my non-through-wife friends out here.

    And last but not least, through this blog I met a good friend that would later help this unemployed Vet get his first gig in transit (half time contract job, but still a job) that would later be the start of a career.

    Here’s to 10 more years!

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