Transportation Section

King County launches new RapidRide F Line

King County launches new RapidRide F Line

From left to right: Renton City Councilmember Marcie Palmer, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, King County Department of Transportation Director Harold Taniguchi, Metro Transit Service Development... [Read more]

Safety improvements planned at intersections throughout Burien

Safety improvements planned at intersections throughout Burien

Burien has received a Citywide Safety Improvements Grant from the state Department of Transportation for safety enhancements to several signalized and non-signalized intersections throughout the City. Project... [Read more]

RapidRide Bus service starts on Saturday, June 7 in Burien

RapidRide Bus service starts on Saturday, June 7 in Burien

Metro’s new bus rapid transit service will begin operations serving Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, and Renton on Saturday, June 7, when the RapidRide F Line replaces Route 140, with service every 10 minutes... [Read more]

City holding hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 2

City holding hearing on Transportation Improvement Program June 2

The City of Burien will be holding a public hearing on its 6-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at the June 2 City Council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall. The... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Door-to-Door Shuttle for Des Moines Farmers Market!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Door-to-Door Shuttle for Des Moines Farmers Market!

Wanolitto announces Saturday Door-to-Door Shuttle Transportation to the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this season, which opens on Saturday, June 7! The Des Moines Farmers Market and the Rotary... [Read more]

Public meeting for King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be May 21 at Library

Public meeting for King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be May 21 at Library

King County’s ‘Metro In Motion’ will be coming to the area soon, with public meetings scheduled for May 21 and 22 in Burien and Renton, in advance of the RapidRide F Line launch on June... [Read more]

Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 16

Burien Bike Day will be Friday, May 16

Be part of the great stream of bikes glinting in the sunlight as Burien bikers pedal to work or school on Burien Bike Day on Friday, May 16. WABI Burien will be hosting a Bike Commuter Station that day... [Read more]

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

ELECTION: Early returns show Prop. 1 losing

The first round of returns has been released by King County Elections, and Proposition No. 1, a Sales and Use Tax for Metro Transit, is losing by nearly 11 percent – a deficit that may be hard to overcome. If... [Read more]

Buses get short-term reprieve from state

Buses get short-term reprieve from state

by Jack Mayne The danger of widespread cancellation of local Metro bus service is still looming, but major cuts this year in South King County have been relieved by a Washington transportation department... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for State’s Annual Bike/Pedestrian Count in Burien

Volunteers needed for State’s Annual Bike/Pedestrian Count in Burien

The Annual Bicycle and Pedestrian Count will be taken at locations throughout Washington State in nearly 40 jurisdictions – including Burien – and Volunteers are needed. Data collected from these counts... [Read more]

Valuable Volunteers needed for valued program – drive for Hyde Shuttles

Valuable Volunteers needed for valued program – drive for Hyde Shuttles

Here’s a great opportunity to rise up and Volunteer to help others locally: Hyde Shuttles have served as a crucial resource for area residents since the program first selected Des Moines as its pilot... [Read more]

Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts

Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts

Throughout September and October, local residents, businesses and organizations will have opportunities to share their feedback on the proposed completion of the SR-509 Corridor/Puget Sound Gateway Project... [Read more]

Pavement work to temporarily close Sea-Tac’s center runway this Summer

Pavement work to temporarily close Sea-Tac’s center runway this Summer

The Port of Seattle is alerting area residents that they will be temporarily closing the center runway at Sea-Tac Airport between July 8 – Aug. 2. The work will “extend the life of the runway,”... [Read more]

Ribbon-cutting for Burien’s new Bike Racks will be Saturday, June 29

Ribbon-cutting for Burien’s new Bike Racks will be Saturday, June 29

A ribbon-cutting celebration for Burien’s brand new Bike Racks is set for Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. in front of Bumbershoot Books at 639 SW 152nd Street. “We’ve just installed a couple... [Read more]

SR-518 construction may cause travel delays near airport this weekend

SR-518 construction may cause travel delays near airport this weekend

Whether you are picking up, dropping off or parking, plan for extra time getting to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this weekend, as construction work will continue on SR-518. Concrete panel... [Read more]

Burien Public Works installs 24 Bike Racks around Burien Wednesday morning

Burien Public Works installs 24 Bike Racks around Burien Wednesday morning

Photos courtesyy Samir Basmeh, Maintenance Manager for the City of Burien. UPDATE 6/13/13 10:20 a.m.: As Screenwriter/Director Phil Alden Robinson wrote: “Build it and they will come.”  In... [Read more]

Road delays possible on SR-518 near Sea-Tac Airport this weekend

Road delays possible on SR-518 near Sea-Tac Airport this weekend

Concrete panel replacement work on eastbound SR-518 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport may cause delays Friday, June 7 through the morning of Sunday, June 9, according to the Washington State Department... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Asphalt work will disrupt 1st Ave South June 3–7

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Asphalt work will disrupt 1st Ave South June 3–7

The City of Burien on Wednesday (May 29) announced that between Monday, June 3 and Friday, June 7 a contractor will be placing the first layer of asphalt along a stretch of the 1st Ave South project area... [Read more]

Overnight closures planned on SR-518 through July

Overnight closures planned on SR-518 through July

Overnight closures on SR-518 are planned through July, and the Washington State Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be aware and plan ahead. Beginning Tuesday, May 28, crews working with... [Read more]

City holding meeting on Transportation Improvement Program June 3

City holding meeting on Transportation Improvement Program June 3

The City of Burien will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 3, for the purpose of receiving public comments on the 2014 through 2019 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). “The... [Read more]

Rally to show support for SR-509 extension is Monday at State Capitol

Rally to show support for SR-509 extension is Monday at State Capitol

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce is reporting on its Facebook page that supporters of SR-509 and SR-167 will stage a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Olympia on Monday, May 20 at... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect closures on 1st Ave South next week

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Expect closures on 1st Ave South next week

The City of Burien on Friday announced on its website that there will be road closures and limited access on 1st Ave South next week, from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. Here’s the city’s... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Closure at SW 146th and 1st Ave S. Monday

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Closure at SW 146th and 1st Ave S. Monday

The City of Burien announced Friday that this coming Monday, April 29, DPK will be installing a traffic signal arm and signal lights at the intersection of SW 146th and 1st Avenue South (map below). “This... [Read more]

New $1.72 billion ‘Gateway’ project would finally connect SR-509 to I-5

New $1.72 billion ‘Gateway’ project would finally connect SR-509 to I-5

A proposed $1.72 billion project that would finally connect SR-509 to I-5 would “relieve traffic congestion and improve freight mobility,” according to supporters. “Let’s finish what... [Read more]

REMINDER: Sponsorship Sprint for WABI Bike Racks starts Friday at 9 a.m.

REMINDER: Sponsorship Sprint for WABI Bike Racks starts Friday at 9 a.m.

Our friends at WABI Burien want to remind our Readers that their ‘Sponsorship Sprint’ to sponsor a bike rack starts this Friday (April 19) at 9 a.m.! “We expect some competition for... [Read more]

WABI Burien to roll out Downtown Burien Bike Racks; Seeking Sponsors

WABI Burien to roll out Downtown Burien Bike Racks; Seeking Sponsors

WABI Burien announced Friday (April 5) that it has 41 bike racks in production which will soon be installed all over Burien – and these racks are in need of Sponsors! “We’ve all been waiting... [Read more]

SR-518 to be Closed Mon./Tues. Nights for Runway Lights Repair

SR-518 to be Closed Mon./Tues. Nights for Runway Lights Repair

Drivers headed to Sea-Tac Airport tonight and tomorrow – Monday and Tuesday March 25 and 26 – will find SR-518 closed in both directions between SR-509 and 99 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., according to the... [Read more]

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: SW 146th at 1st Ave South to be Closed Mar. 27–29

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: SW 146th at 1st Ave South to be Closed Mar. 27–29

The City of Burien on Friday issued a ‘Construction Alert,’ warning of closures on SW 146th at 1st Ave South (map below) starting Wednesday, March 27: Starting Wednesday, March 27 through Friday,... [Read more]