Transportation Section

Sponsored Post Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

Use SR 518? WSDOT wants to hear from you!

State Route 518 is more than just a highway. As the main route to one of the busiest airports in the country, it connects Western Washington to the world. Locally, it’s a key pipeline for commuters and... [Read more]

Open house for Route 120 transit improvements will be Oct. 10

Open house for Route 120 transit improvements will be Oct. 10

King County Metro, along with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), will be holding an Open house for Route 120 transit improvements and the future RapidRide H Line on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at... [Read more]

WABI Burien: E-Biking in Burien

WABI Burien: E-Biking in Burien

From our friends at WABI Burien: (The following article is compiled from meeting notes and posts by Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes.) People who wouldn’t have considered riding a traditional... [Read more]

LETTER: Another resident upset about no downtown exits in new tunnel

LETTER: Another resident upset about no downtown exits in new tunnel

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Mr. Hull’s views on the upcoming loss... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The Tourniquet Between Burien and Downtown Seattle’

LETTER: ‘The Tourniquet Between Burien and Downtown Seattle’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, I write to express concern... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Des Moines Memorial Drive will be close for paving Friday

TRAFFIC ALERT: Des Moines Memorial Drive will be close for paving Friday

Des Moines Memorial Drive will be closed for paving work from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. this Friday, July 20, the city announced. This paving work will occur between 3rd Circle South (South 17300 Block) and Ambaum... [Read more]

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 18

Major road work will begin on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Wednesday, July 18, starting at 7 a.m., the city announced. There will be lane restrictions and short duration road closures at various times... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be closed all this coming weekend

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be closed all this coming weekend

The second of two full weekend closures of northbound I-5 at the West Seattle Bridge will be this coming weekend, July 14-15. Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will begin... [Read more]

Busy Burien intersection frustrates drivers

Busy Burien intersection frustrates drivers

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Traffic signals at one busy Burien intersection, where SW 148th Street crosses 1st Ave. S., transitioning into eastbound SR-518, have become a frequent source of... [Read more]

Residents question Ambaum Blvd. fixes for rapid transit as too expensive

Residents question Ambaum Blvd. fixes for rapid transit as too expensive

By Jack Mayne In March, the Burien City Council was told of plans by Metro Transit to change the right of way for Ambaum Boulevard for the proposed RapidRide H-Line bus rapid transit, and city residents... [Read more]

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

Comments sought on proposed changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW for Metro H Line

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in Burien to improve safety, bus speed and reliability. The RapidRide H Line... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit seeking public comment on new bus fares; deadline is Sunday

Sound Transit is reviewing ST Express bus fares with the goal to simplify and make fares easier for customers to use, and they’re seeking public comment through this Sunday, Feb. 11. To take the... [Read more]

CALL TO ARTISTS: Sound Transit Art Program is seeking Art

CALL TO ARTISTS: Sound Transit Art Program is seeking Art

The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) has identified many art opportunities to enrich the experience for riders using its transit systems, and has put out a ‘Call to Artists’ for Art. Sound... [Read more]

REMINDER: Metro Open House on Route 120 is TONIGHT – Wed., Jan. 10

REMINDER: Metro Open House on Route 120 is TONIGHT – Wed., Jan. 10

REMINDER: King County Metro will be holding the next in its series of Open Houses on Route 120 TONIGHT – Wednesday, Jan. 10 – at the Burien Community Center. The free, open event will run from 5 –... [Read more]

King County Metro holding Open House on Route 120 on Wednesday, Jan. 10

King County Metro holding Open House on Route 120 on Wednesday, Jan. 10

King County Metro will be holding the next in its series of Open Houses on Route 120 this Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Burien Community Center. The free, open event will run from 5 – 8 p.m. Up next: @kcmetrobus... [Read more]

Metro seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, holding 3 Open Houses

Metro seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, holding 3 Open Houses

King County Metro is seeking public feedback on upgrading Route 120 into a future RapidRide H Line. Metro is working with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the City of Burien, and unincorporated... [Read more]

Metro seeks feedback on upgrading Route 120 into future RapidRide H Line

Metro seeks feedback on upgrading Route 120 into future RapidRide H Line

King County Metro Transit is seeking feedback on upgrading Route 120, which serves Burien: Upgrading Metro Transit route 120 achieves goals in the Metro Connects long-range plan and voter-approved Levy... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help count bicyclists & pedestrians in Burien Sept. 26-28

Volunteers needed to help count bicyclists & pedestrians in Burien Sept. 26-28

Volunteers are needed to help count bicyclists and pedestrians in Burien from Sept. 26-28: The number of people who choose to walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation is increasing in Washington... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION: Parts of SR 509 will be closed this weekend for paving work

CONSTRUCTION: Parts of SR 509 will be closed this weekend for paving work

The left lanes of both northbound and southbound SR 509 in Burien will be closed this weekend – from Aug. 11-14 – for paving and guardrail replacement. Lanes will close at 7 p.m. Friday, and reopen... [Read more]