Monthly Archives: August 2011

Join the debate on eliminating the Free Ride Area

Photo courtesy of King County Department of Transportation The King County Council recently voted to pass a two-year, $20 vehicle license fee to preserve Metro bus service. Part of the deal was an agreement to phase out the downtown Seattle … Continue reading

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Why is the city fencing off the shoreline in Madison Park?

This block-long stretch on Lake Washington has been behind a fence for decades. Those of you familiar with the Madison Park neighborhood may have noticed the odd, block-long swath of Lake Washington shoreline, one block north of the Madison Beach … Continue reading

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Debt-ceiling fallout could doom deep bore tunnel

On Saturday I speculated on my land use blog about what might happen to the deep bore tunnel if Congress failed to reach agreement on raising the debt ceiling. Well, now they have a deal. But even if they pass the … Continue reading

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