Transportation Section

Dave Upthegrove delivers retired county van to Burien

Dave Upthegrove delivers retired county van to Burien

On Friday, June 21, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove donated two retired vans on behalf of the county – including one to Burien. The vans will be used to transport community service program... [Read more]

Learn about electric vehicles at ‘ACES Community Sounding Board’ June 27

Learn about electric vehicles at ‘ACES Community Sounding Board’ June 27

The Seattle Southside Chamber is partnering with ACES Northwest Network to put on an exciting, new event on Thursday, June 27 – the ‘ACES for All: Community Sounding Board.’ ACES is a unique... [Read more]

Sea-Tac Airport has new App to help guide users during ‘busiest summer ever’

Sea-Tac Airport has new App to help guide users during ‘busiest summer ever’

By Perry Cooper A new, wide ranging computer application will assist over 15.6 million travelers expected to pass through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this summer. This is nearly one-third of the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Open House for future RapidRide H Line is Wed., May 29

REMINDER: Open House for future RapidRide H Line is Wed., May 29

King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation will host Open Houses May 29 and May 30 to present the latest RapidRide H Line plans and designs, report results of public input, and inform... [Read more]

Metro Transit holding Open Houses for future RapidRide H Line May 29 & 30

Metro Transit holding Open Houses for future RapidRide H Line May 29 & 30

King County Metro and the Seattle Department of Transportation will host Open Houses May 29 and May 30 to present the latest RapidRide H Line plans and designs, report results of public input, and inform... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect work, delays on SR 509 & SR 518

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect work, delays on SR 509 & SR 518

Construction on SR 509 & SR 518 – S. 192nd Street to Normandy Pk & SR 509 to SR 99 Paving is scheduled to begin late this month. The Washington State Department of Transportation says that... [Read more]

Volunteer Drivers needed for Sound Generations Transportation program

Volunteer Drivers needed for Sound Generations Transportation program

From the folks at the Sound Generations Volunteer Transportation program: Take your Kindness and Compassion to the Road! Volunteer drivers are needed for Sound Generations Volunteer Transportation program. Using... [Read more]

Public comment opens for Sound Transit’s new Operations & Maintenance Facility

Public comment opens for Sound Transit’s new Operations & Maintenance Facility

Public comment regarding potential locations for Sound Transit’s new Operations and Maintenance Facility South begins TODAY – Tuesday, Feb. 19 – and continues through April 1. This is an opportunity... [Read more]

King County Metro to restore most bus service as road conditions improve

King County Metro to restore most bus service as road conditions improve

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Tuesday (Feb. 12) directed Metro to restore most of its bus service and shift operations to snow routes starting Wednesday, Feb. 13. This will allow Metro to switch... [Read more]

Metro will continue Emergency Snow Network into Mon./Tues., possibly longer

Metro will continue Emergency Snow Network into Mon./Tues., possibly longer

King County Metro Transit will be continuing its Emergency Snow Network into Monday and Tuesday, possibly longer depending on weather: Due to persistent dangerous roadway conditions and a forecast for... [Read more]

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

Metro Transit activates Emergency Snow Network, announces service updates

King County Metro Transit released the following update on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: Due to heavy overnight snowfall and dangerous roadway conditions across the region, King County Metro will operate only... [Read more]

Electric Vehicle Charging Open House at Burien Community Center Wed., Feb. 20

Electric Vehicle Charging Open House at Burien Community Center Wed., Feb. 20

A Public Electric Vehicle Charging Open House will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. Seattle City Light and the City of Burien invite community members... [Read more]

New exit to Des Moines Memorial Drive on SR 518 opens

New exit to Des Moines Memorial Drive on SR 518 opens

This Friday, Jan. 11, a brand new, two-lane off-ramp will open up from eastbound SR 518 to Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien. WSDOT says that for years, travelers could only access Des Moines Memorial... [Read more]

Port of Seattle reacts to partial government shutdown

Port of Seattle reacts to partial government shutdown

The Port of Seattle on Tuesday (Jan. 8) issued the following reaction to the partial government shutdown, which may already be affecting over 2,000 federal aviation and security professionals at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes this weekend

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes this weekend

People who travel on northbound I-5 near Tukwila should allow additional time for their trips this weekend (Jan. 5-6), when the freeway will reduce to two lanes for an expansion joint replacement project. To... [Read more]

Northbound I-5 in Tukwila will be reduced to two lanes in early January

Northbound I-5 in Tukwila will be reduced to two lanes in early January

Drivers who travel on northbound I-5 near Tukwila should allow additional time for their trips the weekend of Jan. 5-6, when the freeway will reduce to two lanes for an expansion joint replacement project. To... [Read more]

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

New ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ will help get riders around our area

The ‘Normandy Park Community Ride’ is a new, reservation-based transportation service that travels within a specified service area, instead of along a fixed route. The service is offered... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Peter Western Bridge construction to begin in early 2019

FOLLOWUP: Peter Western Bridge construction to begin in early 2019

Construction on the Peter Western Bridge – which suffered from storm damage and was demolished in May, 2017 – will begin in early 2019, the City of Burien announced. The bridge, located in the 2200... [Read more]

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Burien is conducting a survey, and is seeking thoughts from residents about Potential Impacts and Locations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The City of Burien is partnering with Seattle... [Read more]